There are 3 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$92 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Airport Bus Station to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 757
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express / ...

$25 - $53

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff 166.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff is to bus which costs £19 - £45 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Cardiff is 124 miles. The road distance is 166.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) station to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Airport Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs £70 - £130.

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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 9 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 Thameslink, West Hampstead Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cardiff via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and London Victoria in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Luton Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com

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