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There are 4 ways to get from Hayes to Cardiff by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$68 - $134

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Night bus  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University M7

$26 - $43

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 9m

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

$48 - $58

Drive  •  2h 19m

  1. Drive from Hayes to Cardiff 138.7 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Hayes to Cardiff is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 19m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Hayes to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Stockley Park EastThe Square and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hayes to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Hayes & Harlington and arriving at Cardiff Central via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Hayes and Cardiff is 119 miles. The road distance is 138.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Hayes to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs £50 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Hayes to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Hayes to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Hayes to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Hayes & Harlington station.

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The best way to get from Hayes to Cardiff is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs £50 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £45 and takes 4h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Hayes to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 119.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

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

You can take a train from Hayes to Cardiff via Reading in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Hayes to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
Megabus UK

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Hayes to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Hayes to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hayes to Cardiff is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2h 19m to drive from Hayes to Cardiff.

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