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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

£42 - £68

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Bus  •  3h 47m

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

£7 - £19

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Greater London to Cardiff 148.7 miles

£15

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from London Victoria to Cardiff 150 miles

£22 - £35

London Victoria → Wales
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The cheapest way to get from London Victoria to Wales is to bus which costs £7 - £19 and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Wales is to train which costs £40 - £70 and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Cardiff. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Victoria station to Wales. However, there are services departing from Victoria station and arriving at Cardiff Central via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between London Victoria and Wales is 164 miles. The road distance is 150 miles.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Wales without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from London Victoria to Wales, including transfers.

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London Victoria to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Victoria to Wales train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Wales is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £19 and takes 3h 47m.

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Map of how to get from London Victoria to Wales.
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  • Distance: 163.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £65 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Great Northern also services this route once a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Greater London to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15
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blablacar.co.uk

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

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London Victoria to Wales train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Victoria to Wales is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from London Victoria to Wales.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London Victoria and Wales. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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