There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff to Ashford by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Est

$111 - $197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. National Express
  2. 021 / ...

$25 - $33

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 52 min

$111 - $192

Bus, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. M25

$57 - $89

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. 206.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to London City, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. CWL - LCY

$75 - $221

Fly to Southend, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. CWL - SEN

$111 - $343

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 6 h 38 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
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Southend via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $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
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from London Charing Cross to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
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
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $50
Premier
$59 - $64
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Megabus UK
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 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 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Ashford is 284 km. The road distance is 331 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Ashford is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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

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 6 h 38 min.

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