There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Ashford by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International Eurostar / ...

$109 - $195

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Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) 021 / ...

$24 - $32

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Ashford International

$109 - $185

Night bus, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Ashford International

$56 - $83

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Ashford 206.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London City (LCY) CWL - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$75 - $221

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Ashford is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Ashford is to train which costs £80 - £150 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Ashford is 178 miles. The road distance is 206.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Cardiff to Ashford, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Ashford is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 7 h 7 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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Cardiff to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ashford, Park Street (Charter House) station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 177.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Ashford, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Ashford via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and St Pancras International in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Ashford via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Jersey
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from London Charing Cross to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Stratford International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$58 - $63
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
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Park Street (Charter House)
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Ashford is 207 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Cardiff to Ashford.

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

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There are 669+ hotels available in Ashford. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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