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London to Cardiff flights

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Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Cardiff found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High seasonAccording to search data from our customers, August is the busiest time to fly from London to Cardiff
Best time to bookAccording to real data March is the most popular time to book a flight to Cardiff when departing from London
Airlines flying this routeAirline(s) with flights between London to Cardiff

Cheap last minute flights to Cardiff

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Departure Sat, 05 Feb Return Sun, 06 Feb
LON London
CWL Cardiff
return from £41
Departure Fri, 18 Feb Return Sun, 20 Feb
LON London
CWL Cardiff
return from £72
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Find out further information on London and Cardiff to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Cardiff are 20% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Cardiff is 8% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in Cardiff costs roughly the same as in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Cardiff is 5% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
Cardiff airports
  • ( Cardiff-Wales (CWL)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
  • ( Bristol (BRS)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
K Distance: 131 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Cardiff

How long is the flight from London to Cardiff?

Depending on the flight path of the ticket you booked, cheap flights from London to Cardiff take between around 3 hours 50 minutes and 5 hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

Since there are no direct flights, the quickest and most common stopover routes for flights from London to Cardiff are Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Belfast International Airport (BFS).

What documentation do I need to fly to Cardiff from England?

Even for domestic flights, some airlines require you to show a valid passport, so be sure to check the fare rules of your ticket.

Which airlines fly from London to Cardiff

Multiple airlines offer flights from London to Cardiff, including:

  • British Airways, the UK's national flag carrier airline, based at London Heathrow.
  • Flybe, an Essex-based low-cost airline which is Europe's largest independent regional carrier.
  • Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline based in Dublin.

How to find cheap flights from London to Cardiff

Whether for city breaks or holidays, Opodo's online search engine is the easiest way to book trips and find deals for the cheapest time to go from London to Cardiff. Opodo displays dozens of airfares from different airlines and booking platforms, organised according to flight duration, ticket type, or price. Opodo also offers free phone support to help you get the best deal on cheap flights from London to Cardiff.

When are the best times to fly from London to Cardiff

  • In July many cultural events and festivals take place, and Cardiff's rejuvenated, pedestrianised city centre comes alive with outdoor dining and drinking.
  • November is fantastic for sport fans as the rugby season is in full swing. Even if you're not heading to a game at Millennium Stadium, it's worth visiting Cardiff for the atmosphere.

Airports in London

London is served by 6 major international airports, 3 of which offer regular flights to Cardiff: London Heathrow, London City, and London Gatwick.

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow (LHR) is comprised of 4 terminals, roughly 17 miles south-west of central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Heathrow Express, 15 minutes from Paddington station, every 15 minutes.
  • By taxi or car – 40-45 minutes from central London.
  • By bus – 40-50 minutes from Victoria Coach Station.
  • By tube – connected to central London via the London Underground Piccadilly line.

Services: open 24/7, accessible toilets, prayer rooms and contemplation spaces, smoking areas, a wide selection of tax-free, high street, and boutique shops, and a range of cafes, bars, and restaurants operating all hours.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is located in Surrey, roughly 30 miles south of London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – every 30 minutes from Victoria Coach Station, travel time roughly 90 minutes.
  • By train – the Gatwick Express takes 35 minutes from London Victoria to airport departures, leaving every 15 minutes.
  • By taxi – a good option if you're staying in south London or Surrey; 35 minutes from Croydon.

Services: open 24 hours, accessible toilets, cash machines, smoking areas, prayer room, business facilities, a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Useful information about London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY) is a conveniently located commuter airport located in East London, just 4 miles east of Canary Wharf on the River Thames.

How to get to the airport:

  • By taxi – 10 minutes from Canary Wharf, 35 minutes from central London.
  • By train – Docklands Light Railway (DLR) runs from Bank station to the airport in 20 minutes, or change from the Jubilee Line at Canning Town.
  • By bus – route 474 from Canning Town station.

Services: business facilities, shops, cafes and restaurants, express check-in and security, accessible toilets, smoking areas.

Airports in Cardiff

Cardiff is served by one international airport, Cardiff Airport (CWL).

Useful information about Cardiff Airport

Cardiff Airport is located in the Vale of Glamorgan, 12 miles south-west of the city.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus – the T9 bus route operates from the airport to Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay every 20 minutes.
  • By car or taxi – 30 minutes to Cardiff City Centre.
  • By train – the 905 bus connects the airport to the closest train station in Rhoose, which has trains to Cardiff departing every hour.

Services: 2 hours free Wi-Fi, tourist information kiosks, cash machines, mobility assistance, baby changing facilities, shops, and a number of cafes and restaurants.

What to do and visit in Cardiff

  • Admire the art and take in the view from Cardiff Castle, a Norman fort built on Roman ruins in the heart of the city.
  • See one of Europe's oldest religious sites, the Llandaff Cathedral, or relive medieval times at the Cosmeston Medieval Village.
  • Chill out on Bute Park's beautiful grounds, for a rest from wandering Cardiff's pedestrianised city centre and quirky shops.
  • Head to Cardiff Bay as the sun goes down, for an evening stroll along the waterfront and a sunset drink at one of the many bars, cafes, and restaurants leading towards the iconic Norwegian Church.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Cardiff

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Cardiff during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Cardiff at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Cardiff is 41£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Cardiff expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cardiff costs an average of 3.00 GBP, the same as in London, while train tickets costs 23% less in Cardiff: 2.00 GBP against 2.60 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 13.84 GBP in Cardiff, 8% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 5% cheaper in Cardiff, with an average of 2.95 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.09 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Cardiff?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Cardiff are March, September and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Cardiff?
The best time of the year to go to Cardiff when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Cardiff from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and March. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, November and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Cardiff.
🌡️ How is the weather in Cardiff compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Cardiff's temperatures can go up to 26.93 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -1.52 ºC in Cardiff, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Cardiff have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Cardiff are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Cardiff are:
  • British Airways, stoping in Glasgow for 260 minutes minimun.
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