There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool Street to Cardiff by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$78 - $144

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 9 min

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

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$27 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool Street to Cardiff 153.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 46 min

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

$51 - $182

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool Street to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Bishopsgate, All Hallows Church and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Liverpool Street and Cardiff is 134 miles. The road distance is 153.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool Street to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Liverpool Street to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Liverpool Street to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool Street to Cardiff is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 9 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 46 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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Liverpool Street to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool Street to Cardiff is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from Liverpool Street 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 Liverpool Street to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Liverpool Street, England and Cardiff, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Liverpool Street to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Liverpool Street 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
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
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
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.

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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