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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Dorking Deepdene

£57 - £73

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Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

£15 - £27

2 alternative options

Bus, line 111 bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff City Centre to London Heathrow Airport Uk046 / ...
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cromwell Road Bus Station 111 / ...

£16 - £18

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Leatherhead 148.3 miles

£22 - £35

Cardiff to Leatherhead by train

The train journey time between Cardiff and Leatherhead is around 3h 14m and covers a distance of around 153 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 44m. Operated by First Great Western Service, Southern Service and South Western Railway, the Cardiff to Leatherhead train service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Leatherhead. Typically 149 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 14m
Fastest train time:
2h 44m
Trains per week:
149
Cheapest price:
£57
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:07
Last train departs at:
21:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff to Leatherhead train schedules

Cardiff → Leatherhead
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leatherhead is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead is to bus and line 111 bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Leatherhead. However, there are services departing from Cardiff City Centre and arriving at Leatherhead, North Street via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Cromwell Road Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Leatherhead. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Leatherhead via Reading and Dorking. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Leatherhead is 124 miles. The road distance is 148.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead without a car is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £55 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Leatherhead bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cardiff City Centre station.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs £55 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £27 and takes 5h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Leatherhead.
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  • Distance: 124.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Leatherhead via Reading, Dorking Deepdene, and Dorking in around 2h 57m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to London Victoria Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Reading to Dorking Deepdene
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
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 Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cardiff City Centre to London Heathrow Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cromwell Road Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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Cardiff to Leatherhead bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Cromwell Road Bus Station.

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Cardiff to Leatherhead train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Dorking Deepdene station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Leatherhead is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Cardiff to Leatherhead.

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