There are 6 ways to get from Ilford to Cardiff by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$82 - $160

Cheapest option

Line 25 bus, bus National Express  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, St Katharine Cree 25
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$21 - $26

4 alternative options

Line 25 bus, bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station 25
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$30 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Cardiff 161.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Cardiff  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Cardiff (CWL) LCY - CWL

$53 - $185

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Bristol (BRS) LCY - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$176 - $673

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ilford to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Ilford Broadway and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via City of London, Fenchurch Street Station and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Ilford and Cardiff is 141 miles. The road distance is 161.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Ilford to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Ilford to Cardiff bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Ilford Broadway station.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Cardiff is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 25 bus and bus, which costs and takes 6 h 6 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Ilford to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Cardiff is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Ilford to Cardiff.

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Vueling Airlines, KLM, British Airways and Flybe offer flights from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Ilford to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Cardiff via City of London, St Katharine Cree, City of London, Fenchurch Street Station, Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Exeter, Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Bristol via Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London City to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, St Katharine Cree
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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