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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

$83 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$21 - $27

3 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$78 - $135

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena 157.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London City (LCY) CWL - LCY

$46 - $167

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena is to train which costs £60 - £120 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Cardiff Central Station and The O2 Arena is 138 miles. The road distance is 157.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena without a car is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £21 and takes 4 h 33 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £130 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to London City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 8884+ hotels available in The O2 Arena. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena.
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  • Distance: 137.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Cardiff Central Station, Wales and The O2 Arena, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff Central Station to The O2 Arena hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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