There are 3 ways to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$83 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$19 - $49

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

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

$30 - $50

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 $80 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from King's Cross Station to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Megabus UK also services this route 6 times a week.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from King's Cross Station to Cardiff?

The distance between King's Cross Station and Cardiff is 212 km. The road distance is 245 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff is to bus which costs £13 - £35 and takes 4 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff?

The quickest way to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £55 - £110.

How long does it take to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff?

It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from King's Cross Station to Cardiff, including transfers.