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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£55 - £113

Cheapest option

Bus via Cardiff, Westgate Street KM  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff City Centre Uk042 / ...

£14 - £16

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn to Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir Ra1
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

£44 - £71

Bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University RE M10

£24 - £35

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry 149.8 miles

£23 - £35

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry by train

The train journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Barry is around 3h 20m and covers a distance of around 168 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 44m. Operated by Heathrow Express, TfL Rail, East Midlands Railways and others, the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry train service departs from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arrives in Barry. Typically 195 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 20m
Fastest train time:
2h 44m
Train distance:
168 miles
Trains per week:
195
Cheapest price:
£65
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
22:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry train schedules

Trains departing Sunday, August 1, 2021

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Barry
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barry is 111.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry is to bus via Cardiff, Westgate Street KM which costs £13 - £16 and takes 4h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry. However, there are services departing from London Heathrow Airport and arriving at Barry, Romilly Schools via Cardiff, Westgate Street KM. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Barry via London Paddington and Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 4m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Barry is 123 miles. The road distance is 149.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry without a car is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs £55 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 4m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Heathrow Airport station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £40 and takes 4h 16m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry.
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  • Distance: 122.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 4m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Barry, Wales?

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Great Northern also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University RE twice daily. Tickets cost £11 - £19 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University RE
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cardiff City Centre station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Barry.

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