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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

$104 - $179

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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...

$24 - $55

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 137.7 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Heathrow Airport London T2,3. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Cardiff and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 118 miles. The road distance is 137.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £80 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £80 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £45 and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 1h 59m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 10m. Megabus UK also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Bus operators
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
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 Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
National Express
Megabus UK

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Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Cardiff to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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