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Train times search results for London Paddington to Cardiff Central, at

  1. London Paddington
    Cardiff Central (Plat 3A)
    2h 42m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  2. London Paddington
    Cardiff Central (Plat 3A)
    2h 42m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  3. London Paddington
    Cardiff Central (Plat 3)
    2h 43m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  4. London Paddington
    Cardiff Central
    2h 45m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  5. London Paddington
    ON TIME
    Cardiff Central
    3h 23m
    > > >
    2 changes
    Super off peak
  6. London Paddington
    Cardiff Central
    2h 42m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  7. London Paddington
    Cardiff Central
    2h 42m
    >
    Direct
    Super off peak
  8. ON TIME
    London Paddington (Plat 1)
    Cardiff Central
    3h 15m
    > > >
    2 changes
    Super off peak
  9. ON TIME
    London Paddington
    ON TIME
    Cardiff Central
    2h 51m
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    Direct
    Super off peak
  10. London Paddington (Plat 2)
    Cardiff Central (Plat 3)
    2h 52m
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    Direct
    Super off peak

London Paddington to Cardiff Central train times information

Trains depart from London Paddington to Cardiff Central once an hour throughout the day on average. Direct services are provided by First Great Western, with journey times averaging approximately two and a half hours.

First class passengers on First Great Western have access to complimentary food and beverages, a free newspaper on weekdays, power points and reclining leather seats for maximum comfort throughout the trip. Selected trains also boast new entertainment carriages with at-seat televisions to keep even the most boisterous children content and happy. Conversely, a quiet carriage is a welcome refuge from the noise and bustle so often associated with railway travel.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change

Journey information from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

  • Train Fares from: £ 43.40
  • Fastest route: 2h 1m
  • Slowest route: 2h 7m
  • Average Journey Time: 2h 4m
  • Changes: Direct
  • Train per day: Around 48
  • Train operators: Great Western Railway
  • How long does it take to travel from London Paddington to Cardiff Central by train?

    The average journey time between London Paddington and Cardiff Central is 2 hours 4 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 1 minute. On an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Cardiff Central. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration 2h 4m
  • Are there direct trains from London Paddington to Cardiff Central?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London Paddington to Cardiff Central.

    Direct
  • What time are the first and last train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central?

    The first train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central departs at . The last train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central departs at . No sleeper services are available. There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.

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