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

$81 - $149

Cheapest option

Line 25 bus, bus National Express  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station 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 35 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 40 min

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

$53 - $185

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 10 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

The cheapest way to get from Ilford to Cardiff is to line 25 bus and bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ilford to Cardiff is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 59 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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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Ilford to Cardiff, including transfers.

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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, Bank Station Queen Victoria Street and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Ilford to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ilford to Cardiff via City of London, Poultry Bank Station, City of London, Bank Station Queen Victoria Street, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 50 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 to 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from London City to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,200
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
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from London City to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
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 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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

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