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Departure Wed, 26 02 2020 Return Thu, 27 02 2020
LTN London
CWL Cardiff
return from £78
Departure Sat, 7 03 2020 Return Tue, 10 03 2020
LCY London
BRS Bristol
return from £185
Departure Thu, 20 02 2020 Return Fri, 21 02 2020
SEN London
CWL Cardiff
return from £495
Departure Thu, 5 03 2020 Return Mon, 9 03 2020
LGW London
BRS Bristol
return from £44
Flight route information
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Cardiff are 20% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Cardiff is 30% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Cardiff is 30% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Cardiff is 8% cheaper than in London.

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

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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.
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