The cheapest buses from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£6

Average

£13

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to London will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

2nd Cheapest
10:35Cardiff3h45 14:20London
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£61One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:40Cardiff3h40 14:20London
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£61One-way
07:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h05 11:20London
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£71One-way
16:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h15 20:15London
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£71One-way
08:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h55 12:05London
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£91One-way

Timetable Cardiff to London

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01:00Cardiff4h30 05:30London
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01:00Cardiff3h45 04:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:05Cardiff4h25 05:30London
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01:05Cardiff3h40 04:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h30 06:15London
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03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h20 06:20London
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04:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 08:20London
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05:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h10 09:35London
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06:15Cardiff3h50 10:05London
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06:15Cardiff3h05 09:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:20Cardiff3h00 09:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h15 10:35London
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06:20Cardiff3h45 10:05London
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07:00Cardiff4h05 11:05London
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07:05Cardiff4h00 11:05London
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07:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h05 11:20London
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08:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h55 12:05London
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08:30Cardiff3h00 11:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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08:30Cardiff3h45 12:15London
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08:35Cardiff2h55 11:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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08:35Cardiff3h40 12:15London
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09:15Cardiff3h55 13:10London
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09:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 13:05London
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09:20Cardiff3h50 13:10London
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10:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 13:40London
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10:35Cardiff3h00 13:35London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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10:35Cardiff3h45 14:20London
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10:40Cardiff3h40 14:20London
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10:40Cardiff2h55 13:35London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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10:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h35 14:20London
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11:20Cardiff4h05 15:25London
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11:25Cardiff4h00 15:25London
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11:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 15:15London
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12:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 16:35London
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12:50Cardiff3h45 16:35London
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12:50Cardiff3h00 15:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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12:55Cardiff2h55 15:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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12:55Cardiff3h40 16:35London
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13:35Cardiff4h10 17:45London
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13:40Cardiff4h05 17:45London
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13:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h55 17:40London
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15:00Cardiff3h45 18:45London
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15:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 19:00London
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15:05Cardiff3h40 18:45London
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15:55Cardiff4h05 20:00London
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16:00Cardiff4h00 20:00London
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16:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h15 20:15London
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16:50Cardiff3h20 20:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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16:50Cardiff4h05 20:55London
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16:55Cardiff3h15 20:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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16:55Cardiff4h00 20:55London
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17:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens4h05 21:20London
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18:10Cardiff3h30 21:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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18:10Cardiff4h15 22:25London
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18:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 21:55London
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18:15Cardiff3h25 21:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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18:15Cardiff4h10 22:25London
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19:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 23:15London
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Sun
17 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£11Megabus
Mon
18 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
19 Oct
£51Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
20 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
21 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
£55Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£6Megabus
Mon
25 Oct
£55Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£55Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£51Great Western Railway
£6Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£6Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£6Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£47Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m

Average

3 h 45 m

Buses per day

58

Distance

211 km

Of the 58 buses that leave Cardiff for London every day 57 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 211 km distance in an average of 3 h 45 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 55 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:55Cardiff2h55 15:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£181One-way
Fastest
10:40Cardiff2h55 13:35London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£181One-way
Fastest
08:35Cardiff2h55 11:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£181One-way
2nd Fastest
10:35Cardiff3h00 13:35London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£181One-way
2nd Fastest
06:20Cardiff3h00 09:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£181One-way

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Coach Information from Cardiff to London

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€6)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Coach companies

Coach from Cardiff to London with National Express

Travel from Cardiff to London from £3 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. 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 - London 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.

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Cardiff and London are the following:

    • 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.

    Buses from Cardiff to London: Journey Information

    Average Price: £4.60
    Buses per day: ~ 22
    Connections: 0 or 1
    Average Journey: 3hr 47mins
    Fastest Journey: 3hr 20mins
    Slowest Journey: 5hr 42mins


    Which bus providers go from Cardiff to London?

    National Express Coach Services and Megabus offer daily direct and in-direct services from Cardiff to London.

    Buses from Cardiff to London

    Buses are an excellent choice for travelling from Cardiff to London with National Express offering 20 daily services and Megabus operating 15. The first National Express departure is at 2:40 a.m. and services run throughout the day until 8:00 p.m. Services are direct, calling at Newport, and Chepstow. The first Megabus service leaves at 4:40 a.m. and the last at 11:45 p.m. Journey time ranges from 3 hours up to 5 hours and 45 minutes for certain Megabus routes which involve many stops.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Cardiff to London?

    Departure Station: National Express coaches depart from Sophia Gardens. Passengers can get here on bus 28 from Queen Street or X1 from Cardiff Central, each taking around 20 minutes. Megabus coaches leave from Kingsway (Stop GQ) in the centre of the city.

    Arrival Station: Buses from Cardiff to London arrive at Victoria Coach Station. Passengers can continue on buses 22, 211, 239, C1 and and the N11 night service which stop in front of the station, and it’s a 300-metre walk to Victoria tube and rail stations.

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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap coach between Cardiff and London cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to London for as low as £3  for the next 7 days.
    What is the average price of coach tickets from Cardiff to London?
    The Cardiff to London coach ticket price is on average £5  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    What is the distance between Cardiff and London via coach?
    You should expect to travel around 131 miles (211 km)  to London from Cardiff by coach.
    How many hours does it take from Cardiff to London by coach?
    While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (211 km) from Cardiff to London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Cardiff to London is on average 3 h 30 min.
    Which coach station from Cardiff to London do I depart from? Which London coach station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

    Where do I find the Cardiff coach station to London? Where is the London coach station?

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London, Victoria Coach Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the coach station to the city centre in London.

    Which coach companies can take me from Cardiff to London?
    For the best Cardiff to London coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to London from Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Is there a direct coach between Cardiff and London?
    Yes, you can find a direct coach from Cardiff to London with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
    When does the first coach depart from Cardiff to London? When does the last coach depart from Cardiff to London?
    You can take the first coach from Cardiff to London at 07: 10   or take the last coach from Cardiff to London leaving at 15: 10. Look for the latest Cardiff London coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Cardiff and London for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets from Cardiff to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £5 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Cardiff to London a few months in advance.

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