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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 17 min

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

$72 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 31 min

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

$20 - $27

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Thorpe Park 136.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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

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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 Main Entrance via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Thorpe Park is 116 miles. The road distance is 136.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £55 - £95.

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

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Cardiff to Thorpe Park bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £55 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Thorpe Park.
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  • Distance: 115.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

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 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
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
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, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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