There are 4 ways to get from London Victoria to Cardiff by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$78 - $154

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

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

$15 - $45

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Greater London to Cardiff 148.6 miles

$20

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from London Victoria to Cardiff 150 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from London Victoria to Cardiff is to rideshare which costs £15 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Cardiff is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between London Victoria and Cardiff is 131 miles. The road distance is 150 miles.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £55 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from London Victoria to Cardiff, including transfers.

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London Victoria to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Cardiff is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £35 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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London Victoria to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Victoria to Cardiff is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from London Victoria to Cardiff.

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  • Distance: 131.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between London Victoria, England and Cardiff, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Victoria to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Megabus UK also services this route once a week.

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
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Greater London to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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