London to Cardiff


London Paddington (PAD)


Cardiff Central (CDF)

Average Journey Time:

2 hours 5 minutes



How long is the journey by train from London to Cardiff?

Journeys between London and Cardiff take around 2 hours 5 minutes, but can be longer on public holidays, and at weekends.

Our fastest service takes 2 hours.

How often do trains run from London Paddington to Cardiff?

Trains from London Paddington to Cardiff are frequent and there are usually 2 trains departing every hour on weekdays.

What other stations do trains call at?

The fastest direct trains from London Paddington to Cardiff call at Reading, Swindon (Wilts), Bristol Parkway and Newport (South Wales).

Longer services also stop at Didcot Parkway.

What’s on board?

Whether you’re looking to store your bike or upgrade to First Class, you’ll find plenty of ways to enhance your journey from London Paddington to Cardiff Central. Here’s what you can expect on board:
Quiet carriages
*Registration required to access the on board Wi-Fi

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