There are 5 ways to get from London to Cardiff University by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$75 - $140

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Rideshare  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Cardiff 150.4 miles

$13 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  3 h 51 min

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

$15 - $20

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$28 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from London to Cardiff University 151 miles

$30 - $50

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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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between London and Cardiff University is 132 miles. The road distance is 151 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cardiff University without a car is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs .

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The train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central takes 2 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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London to Cardiff University train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London to Cardiff University is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 51 min.

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

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London to Cardiff University train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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  • Distance: 131.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Cardiff University hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Cardiff University hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

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
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.

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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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Cardiff University is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from London to Cardiff University.

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There are 531+ hotels available in Cardiff University. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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