Day Trip to Cardiff from London

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Cardiff's Best: Explore, Discover, and Relax.

Experience an enchanting day excursion to Cardiff, where you can leave the travel hassles behind thanks to our convenient return rail tickets. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the magnificent Cardiff Castle, and soak in the city's breathtaking views through an open-top sightseeing bus tour. Plus, you have the option to travel in style with a choice between Standard and First Class rail travel.

Our guide to Day Trip to Cardiff from London

Your Welsh adventure will commence at begin at London's Paddington station where upon your arrival, a friendly Golden Tours representative will be waiting to welcome you just outside the National Rail ticket office, adjacent to Platform 1. Please make sure to use the provided code to obtain your tickets from the machine. Following that, you'll board the train bound for Cardiff Central, where your day of exploration and adventure truly begins!

Arrival in Cardiff

Steeped in a wealth of history, the Welsh capital beckons with a multitude of attractions awaiting your leisurely exploration. Whether you're drawn to its captivating architecture, iconic historical sites like the renowned Cardiff Castle, or the serene beauty of Cardiff Bay, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice when deciding where to embark on your adventure first!

Open Top Bus Tour

There's no more delightful way to acquaint yourself with a new city than embarking on an open-top bus tour that conveniently drops you off at its most renowned and iconic destinations. Your ticket grants you access to a captivating open-top bus excursion through the heart of Cardiff, offering you the opportunity to soak in panoramic sights and learn of the city's rich and vibrant history. Feast your eyes upon the likes of Cardiff Castle, the historic Cardiff docklands, Techniquest, and the National Museum of Wales. With buses departing every 30 minutes, it's a simple, hassle-free, and enjoyable method to acquaint yourself with this lively capital!

Leisure Time

Whether you want to grab a bite to eat in one of Cardiff's many eateries or hit the shops for some souvenirs to remember your trip, you'll have enough time to do as you please before your return journey back to London. There are many gorgeous boutiques and seaside shops to enjoy!

Return Journey

Your train departs at 5:55pm, arriving at London Paddington Station at 8:07pm.

Upgarde to First Class Rail Travel

Please choose between Standard Class or First Class in the menu. By upgrading to First Class you can travel in increased comfort with spacious seats, extra legroom, tables and power sockets, complimentary light refreshments and at-seat service on most journeys.


  • London Paddington Station, Meet your representative outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1


  • Daily

Start times:

  • Mon to Fri - 7.30 am, Sat - 8.15 am, Sun 8 am.


  • Approximately 12 hours

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