Day trip to Cardiff with entry to Cardiff Castle and open-top bus tour



Day trip to Cardiff with entry to Cardiff Castle and open-top bus tour

Paddington Station
Praed Street
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From cool culture to astounding architecture, explore the best things to see and do in Cardiff on a one-day tour from London, including return rail travel and more.

Train to Cardiff

Head to Paddington Station to get an early train to the Welsh capital. After about two hours, step off the train and into the bustling streets of Cardiff.

Explore Cardiff

Once you get to Cardiff, the city is yours to explore. Fill up on history, architecture and culture with a tour of Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle and the city centre.

A large ferris wheel and red brick church on the waters edge of cardiff bay.

To help you navigate the city and explore its best spots, this package includes entry to Cardiff Castle and an open-top bus ride, which takes in 14 stops at key locations.

Marvel at the contrasting architecture as you tour the Welsh capital, where innovative structures like the Millennium Centre sit alongside historic buildings.

The white cardiff castle sits atop a green hill under bright blue skies in cardiff.

Then, learn more about Cardiff’s Roman roots as you visit Cardiff Castle, an unmissable medieval fortress with 2,000 years of history.

Round off your day in Cardiff with a spot of shopping before heading back to London in time for dinner.

When is the tour and how do I book tickets for the tour?

Cardiff day trips from London are available daily unless otherwise stated in the booking calendar. Please be sure to double check the departure times below before booking on your select date.

You can book tickets for the day trip to Cardiff with entry to Cardiff Castle and open-top bus tour online now.

What time does the Cardiff tour depart?

You will receive all your tickets via email. On the day, please meet your Golden Tours representative at 7.30am (8am on Saturday and Sunday) outside the National Rail ticket office in front of platform 1 at Paddington Station. You will then take the 8.18am train to Cardiff (8.48am on Saturday, 8.33 on Sunday). The journey time is just under two hours.

Don't forget your e-tickets!

What time does the tour return to London?

The Cardiff day trip package includes reservations on the 5.54pm (6.23pm on Saturday, 6.18pm on Sunday) train to London Paddington. You'll arrive back in London at 7.44pm (8.11pm on Saturday, 8.14pm on Sunday).

Check all timings on your booking confirmation.


Child ticket (5-15 years) £135.00 to £230.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £145.00 to £240.00 per ticket

Prices range from standard rail travel with Cardiff bus tour only to first-class rail travel with Cardiff bus tour and entry to Cardiff Castle.