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There are 5 ways to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff by train, bus, subway, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$78 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Subway, night bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the subway from King's Cross St. Pancras station to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station Piccadilly
  2. Take the night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University M7

$28 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from King's Cross Station to Cardiff 152.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  6 h 26 min

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

$46 - $178

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The cheapest way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff is to train which costs £55 - £110 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from King's Cross Station to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from King's Cross St. Pancras and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between King's Cross Station and Cardiff is 132 miles. The road distance is 152.9 miles.

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The best way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff, including transfers.

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King's Cross Station to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £140 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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King's Cross Station to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 132.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between King's Cross Station, England and Cardiff, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from King's Cross Station to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from King's Cross Station to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
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
London Underground (Tube)
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Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from King's Cross St. Pancras station to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between King's Cross Station to Cardiff is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from King's Cross Station to Cardiff.

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

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There are 558+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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