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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff University to London by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station

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Bus via Cardiff North Road

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff North Road to London Victoria Coach Station

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Cardiff to London

Drive

  1. Drive from Cardiff University to London Paddington
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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff University to London is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Cardiff University to London is to train. Taking this option will cost £50 - £65 and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff University and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Cardiff University and London is 132 miles. The road distance is 150.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff University to London without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £50 - £65.

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The train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff University to London bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Cardiff North Road station.

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Cardiff University to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff University to London is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £50 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff University to London.
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  • Distance: 131.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

What companies run services between Cardiff University, Wales and London, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 42m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
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 University to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cardiff to London
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Cardiff University to London bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Cardiff University to London train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff University to London is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Cardiff University to London.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cardiff University and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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