Free and Easy Cardiff Rail Day Trip from London

A good way to see Cardiff in a day. We did a full loop on the Hop-on/Hop-off bus in Cardiff and then chose our stops. Highlights were Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay and Millennium Stadium.Mark D., Australia – See more reviews
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Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
National Museum of Wales
National Museum of Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay
Millennium Stadium
Millennium Stadium
London Paddington Station
London Paddington Station
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
National Museum of Wales
Cardiff Bay
Millennium Stadium
London Paddington Station
Cardiff Castle

What To Expect

Visit Cardiff, the gateway to Wales. Leave London and go on a journey by rail to this city of contrasts.


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Paddington Station
12 hours and 30 minutes
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 AM
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Arrive at Paddington station at 07:30 where you will meet our tour representative who will be standing by the ticket desk and then take your 08:15 train to Cardiff Central arriving at 10:22.

Croeso! Welcome to Cardiff

The gateway to Wales which is a city of contrasts. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings giving the city a rich cultural heritage. Cardiff's Roman influence stems from AD 55 when the Roman's established a fort on what is now the site of Cardiff Castle.

Open top Bus Tour - April to October only

Departing every 30 minutes from outside Cardiff Central station, this tour will take you to all the main sights including Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, the old Cardiff docklands which has been re-developed into a vibrant area full of restaurants, bars and cafes, Techniquest, the handson science exhibition centre, and the National Museum of Wales.

Millennium Stadium - November to March only

Since its opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed over 1.3 Million visitors per year. With the first retractable roof in the UK, the Stadium is a multi-purpose, all round venue. With a UEFA 5-Star rating and two Rugby World Cups, a Wales Grand Slam, six FA Cup Finals plus a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV, the Millennium Stadium is established as a world class must play, must visit venue and has played home to five major sporting bodies over the last eight years.

Return Journey

Your train departs at 17:55, arriving at London Paddington Station at 20:07.


  • Return train tickets to Cardiff with reserved seats

  • Open top sightseeing bus tour (April to October)

  • Entry to Millennium Stadium (November to March)

  • Entrance to Cardiff Castle


  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • There will be time for lunch and independent shopping.

  • Please make sure you book this tour 2 days before your preferred tour date.

  • During the off peak season, this tour may be subject to cancellation, in which case alternatives/tour upgrades will be offered. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • On April 17, the outbound train will leave Paddington 15 minutes later than usual.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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