Cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jan

Cheapest

£10

Average

£16

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 £ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.

12:15Cardiff3h45 16:00London
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£101One-way
12:20Cardiff3h40 16:00London
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£101One-way
15:05Cardiff4h10 19:15London
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£121One-way
13:05Cardiff4h15 17:20London
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£121One-way
09:30Cardiff4h20 13:50London
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£121One-way

Bus Timetable Cardiff to London

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06:30Cardiff3h20 09:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:30Cardiff4h05 10:35London
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06:35Cardiff4h00 10:35London
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06:35Cardiff3h15 09:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:20Cardiff3h40 11:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:20Cardiff4h25 11:45London
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07:25Cardiff4h20 11:45London
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07:25Cardiff3h35 11:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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08:30Cardiff3h45 12:15London
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08:35Cardiff3h40 12:15London
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09:30Cardiff4h20 13:50London
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09:30Cardiff3h35 13:05London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:35Cardiff3h30 13:05London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:35Cardiff4h15 13:50London
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10:35Cardiff3h45 14:20London
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10:35Cardiff3h00 13:35London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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10:40Cardiff2h55 13:35London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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10:40Cardiff3h40 14:20London
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12:15Cardiff3h45 16:00London
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12:20Cardiff3h40 16:00London
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13:00Cardiff4h20 17:20London
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13:00Cardiff3h25 16:25London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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13:05Cardiff4h15 17:20London
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13:05Cardiff3h20 16:25London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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15:05Cardiff4h10 19:15London
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15:05Cardiff3h25 18:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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15:10Cardiff4h05 19:15London
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15:10Cardiff3h20 18:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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16:50Cardiff3h40 20:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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16:50Cardiff4h25 21:15London
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16:55Cardiff4h20 21:15London
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16:55Cardiff3h35 20:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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17 Jan
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18 Jan
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19 Jan
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20 Jan
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21 Jan
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22 Jan
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26 Jan
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27 Jan
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28 Jan
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29 Jan
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30 Jan
£47Great Western Railway
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31 Jan
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£44Great Western Railway
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5 Feb
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Bus times from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for 17 Jan

Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m

Average

3 h 46 m

Buses per day

32

Distance

211 km

Of the 32 buses that leave Cardiff for London every day 32 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 46 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 25 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
10:40Cardiff2h55 13:35London, 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
06:35Cardiff3h15 09:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£211One-way
13:05Cardiff3h20 16:25London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£211One-way
06:30Cardiff3h20 09:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£211One-way

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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to London

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£4 (€5)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long route taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £4, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Coach companies: National Express Cardiff to London

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 popular route for you.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Cardiff and London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When you buy your National Express coach tickets between Cardiff and London don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to London from Cardiff

    Take the bus to London 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 London.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap coaches between Cardiff and London?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to London from Cardiff for as little as £3  in the next 7 days.

    How much does the coach from Cardiff to London cost on average?

    If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to London coach price to come in at an average of £4  one way.

    How far is it from Cardiff to London by coach?

    The Cardiff to London coach distance is approximately 131 miles (211 km).

    How long is the coach to London from Cardiff?

    On average the Cardiff to London coach time is 3 h 30 min  covering the 131 miles (211 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    What is the departure coach station in Cardiff and arrival coach station in London?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

    Where is the Cardiff coach station located? Where is the London coach station located?

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and need to travel around 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

    Which coach companies can take me to London from Cardiff?

    For the best Cardiff to London coach to purchase, 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.

    When is the earliest coach from Cardiff to London? When is the last coach from Cardiff to London?

    The first coach from Cardiff to London leaves at 04: 55   and the last coach for this leaves at 12: 45. Omio shows you the latest coach from Cardiff to London timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.

    How early should I purchase Cardiff to London coach tickets to get the best deals?

    You can find a coach between Cardiff and London to cost on average £4 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to London coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.