There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park by train, bus or car

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  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Staines

$74 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 201 / ...

$24 - $52

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Thorpe Park 136.4 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park is to bus which costs £17 - £40 and takes 4 h 54 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park is to drive which takes 2 h 19 min and costs £22 - £35.

More details

The distance between Cardiff and Thorpe Park is 185 km. The road distance is 218 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Thorpe Park. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Thorpe Park Grounds via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

More details

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Thorpe Park, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Thorpe Park via Reading, Staines, Staines Railway Station, and Thorpe Park Grounds in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Thorpe Park 5 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube, How to get from London to Edinburgh and Need to know: Jadrolinija - to help you get the most out of your next trip.