There are 3 ways to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$105 - $181

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...

$15 - $20

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Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff 136.5 miles

$29 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminal 5 and arriving at Cardiff Central via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station and Cardiff is 116 miles. The road distance is 136.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 station.

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Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Map of how to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station, England and Cardiff, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station to Cardiff.

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