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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  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington

£50 - £65

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Bus  •  3h 48m

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

£7 - £19

3 alternative options

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GQ to Heathrow Central Bus Station M10

£15 - £24

Rideshare  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cardiff to London 150.5 miles

£10 - £20

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Westminster 150.7 miles

£22 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Westminster is to bus which costs £7 - £19 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Westminster is to train which costs £50 - £65 and takes 1h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 48m.

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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 1h 51m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Westminster is 132 miles. The road distance is 150.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Westminster without a car is to train which takes 1h 51m and costs £50 - £65.

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The train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington takes 1h 51m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Westminster bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff 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 1h 51m and costs £50 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £19 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 131.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to London Victoria Coach Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 48m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GQ to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GQ to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cardiff to London
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £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 151 miles. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Cardiff to Westminster.

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There are 4341+ hotels available in Westminster. Prices start at £75 per night.

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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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