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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Westminster by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

$75 - $140

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Bus National Express  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25

$30 - $47

Rideshare  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cardiff to Greater London 148.7 miles

$20

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Westminster 150.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Westminster is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Westminster is to train which costs £60 - £110 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff University and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Westminster is 132 miles. The road distance is 150.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Westminster without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £60 - £110.

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The train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington takes 1 h 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Westminster bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Cardiff to Westminster train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Westminster is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 131.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Westminster hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Westminster hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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 University to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cardiff to Greater London
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Cardiff to Westminster bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Cardiff to Westminster train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Westminster is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Cardiff to Westminster.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cardiff and Westminster. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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