There are 3 ways to get from Loughborough to Cardiff by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Derby to Cardiff Central

$79 - $122

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Bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$23 - $33

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Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Loughborough to Cardiff 151 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct bus from Loughborough to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Loughborough, Shelthorpe Road and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Loughborough to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Loughborough (Leics) and arriving at Cardiff Central via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Loughborough and Cardiff is 123 miles. The road distance is 151 miles.

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The best way to get from Loughborough to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Loughborough to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Loughborough to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Loughborough to Cardiff train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from Loughborough to Cardiff is to train which takes 4 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 6 min.

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Loughborough to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Loughborough to Cardiff train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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  • Distance: 123 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Loughborough, England and Cardiff, Wales?

CrossCountry operates a train from Loughborough to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Loughborough to Cardiff via St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester St Margarets Bus Station, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 6 h 6 min.

Train operators
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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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+44 08717 818178
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Loughborough to Cardiff is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Loughborough to Cardiff.

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