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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
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.
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.
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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