There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 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 16 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$90 - $174

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London to Cardiff Coach Station National Express / ...

$45 - $70

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff 168 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cardiff (CWL) LGW - CWL

$50 - $276

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff via Reading in around 3 h 16 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Bus operators
National Express

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff?

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cardiff is 213 km. The road distance is 269 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 49 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff?

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff is to drive which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £25 - £40.

Is there a direct train between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cardiff?

No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Cardiff Central via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

Is there a direct bus between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cardiff?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff?

It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cardiff, including transfers.

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