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There are 4 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff by train, bus or car

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Map of how to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 124 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff via West Hampstead Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 hours 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 5 hours 15 minutes.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Avg. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport London
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Airport, Express Holiday Inn to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)

How far is it from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff?

The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Cardiff is 198 km. The road distance is 267 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff is to bus which costs £24 and takes 5 hours 25 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff?

The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff is to drive which takes 2 hours 46 minutes and costs £30.

Is there a direct bus between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Cardiff?

No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 hours 15 minutes.

How long does it take to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff?

It takes approximately 3 hours 8 minutes to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff, including transfers.