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.
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2 h 55 m
3 h 46 m
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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.
|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£4 (€5)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
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.
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