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

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Train  •  3h 9m

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

£71 - £124

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Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station M7

£28 - £44

4 alternative options

Bus via Bluewater, Bus Station  •  6h 7m

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

£31 - £42

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dartford 182.8 miles

£30 - £45

Fly from Cardiff  •  5h 26m

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

£48 - £160

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to London City (LCY) BRS - LCY

£128 - £499

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Dartford is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Dartford is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Dartford, Highfield Road Magistrates Court via London Victoria Coach Station and Bluewater, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Dartford is 147 miles. The road distance is 182.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Dartford without a car is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs £70 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Cardiff to Dartford, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Dartford is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs £70 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £45 and takes 4h 52m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £160 and takes 5h 26m.

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

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Cardiff to Dartford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dartford station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Dartford.
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  • Distance: 147 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Dartford via London Paddington, Paddington station, Charing Cross station, and London Charing Cross in around 3h 9m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Cardiff to Dartford twice daily. Tickets cost £18 - £35 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £1,000
Flights from Bristol to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £1,300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£390 - £1,000
Flights from Bristol to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£220 - £750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Edinburgh, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £110
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £29
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £28
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National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Dartford
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £12
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National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Dartford is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Cardiff to Dartford.

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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 4080+ hotels available in Dartford. Prices start at £71 per night.

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