There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales 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  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$102 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus via London Victoria Coach Station  •  4 h 50 min

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

$20 - $26

4 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from West Drayton to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$70 - $135

Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 201 / ...

$45 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cardiff 137.6 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, line 4 bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)

$85 - $284

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Wales is 152 miles. The road distance is 137.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station station and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Cardiff Central via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cardiff every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from West Drayton to Reading
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $22
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
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
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chester, Railway Station (Town Crier) to Buckley, Black Lion (Black Lion PH)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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