There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$102 - $177

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Bus via London Victoria Coach Station  •  5 h 9 min

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

$20 - $26

4 alternative options

Line 7 bus, train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Slough Town Centre, Queensmere (Queensmere Shopping Ctr) 7
  2. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$67 - $131

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...

$45 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

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

$29 - $45

Fly, train, line 4 bus  •  4 h 13 min

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

$88 - $281

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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 two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 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 44 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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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales.
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  • Distance: 152.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cardiff every 2 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 30 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 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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 Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Wales.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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