Day Trip to Cardiff includes entry to Cardiff Castle and Open Top Bus

Return train tickets to Cardiff - Open top sightseeing bus tour - Entrance to Cardi­ff Castle - Time for shopping

Return train tickets to Cardiff
Open Top Bus Tour
Entrance to Cardiff Castle
Meet and greet at Paddington station
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel transfers
Food or Drinks
Important Information
Days of departure:

Monday to Sunday

Meeting point:

Paddington station: Praed St, London W2 1HB

London Paddington station – Meet your representative outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1
Meeting time: 7:30am Monday to Friday, 8am Saturday and Sunday.
Your train will depart at:
8:18am* on Monday to Friday
8:48am* Saturday
8:33am* on Sunday

Journey time: 1 hour 50min - 2hrs approx.

Please ensure you arrive to the station at least 30min prior to your train departure time to avoid missing the train.

Schedule Open Top Bus Tour:

1st Nov to 1st April: First departure: 10am Last departure: 3.30pm

1st May to 30th June: First departure: 10am: Last departure: 4.30pm

1st July to 30th Sept: First departure: 10am: Last departure: 5pm

2nd to 30th April & 1st to 31st Oct: First departure: 10am: Last departure: 4pm

Frequency: Every 30min.

Tour runs daily, except on 25th & 26th December and 1st of Jan.

Click here to see Hop on Hop off maps, bus stops location and frequency.

Please note:

Once booked you will receive an email with your train e-tickets, Cardiff Castle voucher and Open Top Bus entry vouchers. You will need all these documents for your trip.
Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
This tour is unescorted.
Train seats are allocated on first come first serve basis & not guaranteed together.
*Train times can fluctuate by a few minutes. Please refer to your train e-tickets for exact departure times.

Return Times:

Return Journey
Monday to Friday - Your train departs at 5:54pm*, arriving at London Paddington Station at 7:44pm.
Saturday - Your train departs at 6:23pm*, arriving at London Paddington Station at 8:11pm.
Sunday - Your train departs at 6:18pm*, arriving at London Paddington Station at 8:14pm.


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

Admire the main attractions and famous landmarks in and around Wales' capital city with our open-top bus tour! With 14 stops along our route, you'd be sure to see Cardiff Castle and Bute park, Principality Stadium, Norvegian Church, Cardiff Bay, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff's Civic Centre and more!

Cardiff Bay is a great area to explore. Jump off the bus, admire the modern Wales Milenium Centre, visit the Craft in the Bay Gallery and the fascinating Cardiff Barrage or stop for a drink at the Mermaid Quai, ideal for an evening break. If you are looking for a family-friendly activity in this area you may want to have a look at Techniquest, an interactive science discovery centre including a 360° Planetarium.

Once you have covered Cardiff's Bay area, get back on the bus to head the city centre. Cardiff City has a combination of designer brands, high street shops and independant stores the city is a fantastic place to go shopping and is considered one of the top ten shopping destinations in Britain!

Be sure to grab a pair of earphones and listen in to our informative multi-lingual audio commentary. Or get amazed by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guides!

Lunch and shopping There is time for independent shopping and lunch.

First Class (optional) includes refreshments served at your seat, extra leg room and access to the first class lounge.

Day Trip to Cardiff includes entry to Cardiff Castle and Open Top Bus
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