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Coach Information between Cardiff and Bournemouth

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£24 (€27)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Bournemouth cover the 77 miles (124 km) long route taking on average 6 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £17, but the average price of coach tickets is £24. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.

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Coach between Cardiff and Bournemouth with National Express

For as little as £17 you can travel by coach between Cardiff and Bournemouth with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

National Express

Travel hassle-free from Cardiff to Bournemouth on a coach with National Express! Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest trip from Cardiff to Bournemouth. National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 77 miles (124 km) from Cardiff to Bournemouth on the coach and pay as low as £17 for a coach ticket.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Bournemouth coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to. So, book your cheap National Express coach ticket from Cardiff to Bournemouth on Omio today and enjoy your journey!

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Cardiff and Bournemouth and when travelling by coach:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Cardiff to Bournemouth
Take the bus to Bournemouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Bournemouth.
What is the price of the cheapest coach to Bournemouth from Cardiff?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from Cardiff to Bournemouth for the next 7 days starting from £17  one way.
How much is a coach ticket from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Bournemouth coach prices are on average £24  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
The distance from Cardiff to Bournemouth by coach is approximately 77 miles (124 km).
How long is the coach from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
On average the Cardiff to Bournemouth coach time is 6 h 40 min  covering the 77 miles (124 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from Cardiff to Bournemouth, which coach station in Cardiff do I depart from and which coach station in Bournemouth do I arrive in?

Some of the Cardiff coach stations to Bournemouth you can start your journey from include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Bournemouth include Bournemouth, Coach Station, Bournemouth, Holdenhurst Road and Bournemouth, Pier.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Bournemouth, Coach Station.

Where is the coach station in Cardiff to go to Bournemouth? Where is the coach station in Bournemouth located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Bournemouth, Coach Station, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies go from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
Take the Cardiff to Bournemouth coach with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Bournemouth from Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first coach from Cardiff to Bournemouth? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The earliest coach departing from Cardiff to Bournemouth leaves at 10: 45. The last coach departing from Cardiff to Bournemouth leaves at 15: 15. You can find the latest Cardiff to Bournemouth coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase Cardiff Bournemouth coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you purchase Cardiff to Bournemouth coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £24. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Cardiff and Bournemouth. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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