Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station to Cardiff Central Rail Station - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 3 hours 43 mins

Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station to Cardiff Central Rail Station

Leave at 05:55 and arrive at 09:38
Journey time 03:43
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Thameslink to Luton

  • Luton Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for East Midlands Railway to London St Pancras International

  • London St Pancras International LL Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May, no service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate between Tower Hill and Barking.

Change for Circle line to Paddington (H&C Line)

  • Euston Square Underground Station
  • Great Portland Street Underground Station
  • Baker Street Underground Station
  • Edgware Road (Circle Line) Underground Station
  • Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground

Travel disruption notes

CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May, no service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate between Tower Hill and Barking.

Change for Walk to Paddington Rail Station

  • Paddington Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May, no service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate between Tower Hill and Barking.

Change for Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central

  • Reading Rail Station - buses
  • Swindon Rail Station
  • Bristol Parkway Rail Station
  • Newport (S Wales) Rail Station
  • Cardiff Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station to Cardiff Central Rail Station

Leave at 07:03 and arrive at 10:38
Journey time 03:35
You will need to make 3 changes

Start with East Midlands Railway to London St Pancras International

  • London St Pancras International LL Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for 205 bus to Paddington Station

  • British Library
  • Euston Station
  • Euston Square Station
  • University Coll Hosp / Warren St Stn
  • Warren Street Station
  • Great Portland St Stn / Euston Rd
  • Regent's Park Station
  • Harley Street
  • Baker Street Station
  • Gloucester Place
  • Marylebone Station
  • Edgware Road
  • Sussex Gardens
  • St Mary's Hospital
  • Paddington Station

Travel disruption notes

Southbound closure in place due to roadworks. As a result, bus routes 8, 26, 35, 47, 149, 388, N26 are all on diversion (Southbound)from Shoreditch High St. Stops between Commercial St / Worship St. and Liverpool St. Station will not be served. Routes 135, 205 (Eastbound) will not serve stops between Shoreditch High Street Station and Aldgate East Station.

EUSTON ROAD: From 08:00 Monday 19 April to 18:00 Saturday 29 May, routes 18 30 205 and N205 are on diversion due to HS2 works. Buses towards Baker Street will miss the stops University College Hospital/Warren Street Station and Warren Street Station/Tottenham Court Road.

Change for Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central

  • Reading Rail Station - buses
  • Didcot Parkway Rail Station
  • Swindon Rail Station
  • Bristol Parkway Rail Station
  • Newport (S Wales) Rail Station
  • Cardiff Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station to Cardiff Central Rail Station

Leave at 07:47 and arrive at 11:39
Journey time 03:52
You will need to make 8 changes

Start with Thameslink to Harpenden

  • Harpenden Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Thameslink to Potters Bar Station

  • St Albans City Rail Station
  • Potters Bar Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Thameslink to London King's Cross

  • Finsbury Park Rail Station
  • London King's Cross Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May, no service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate between Tower Hill and Barking.

Change for Circle line to Edgware Road (Circle Line)

  • Euston Square Underground Station
  • Great Portland Street Underground Station
  • Baker Street Underground Station
  • Edgware Road (Circle Line) Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May, no service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate between Tower Hill and Barking.

Change for Circle line or District line to Paddington

  • Paddington Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 and Monday 3 May, no service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate between Tower Hill and Barking.

Change for Walk to Paddington Rail Station

  • Paddington Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central

  • Reading Rail Station - buses
  • Didcot Parkway Rail Station
  • Swindon Rail Station
  • Bristol Parkway Rail Station
  • Newport (S Wales) Rail Station
  • Cardiff Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time


Return journey: Cardiff Central Rail Station to Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station


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