London to Cardiff coach

Cheap bus tickets from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£12

Average

£17

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.

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19:00London4h00 23:00Cardiff
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£121One-way
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16:30London3h45 20:15Cardiff
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17:30London4h15 21:45Cardiff
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09:00London4h05 13:05Cardiff
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10:30London3h35 14:05Cardiff
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£121One-way

Bus Timetable London to Cardiff

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00:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 03:45Cardiff
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00:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 03:50Cardiff
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07:00London4h20 11:20Cardiff
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07:00London4h25 11:25Cardiff
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07:00London5h00 12:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:00London5h00 12:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 11:20Cardiff
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07:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h40 11:25Cardiff
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08:00London4h20 12:20Cardiff
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08:00London4h25 12:25Cardiff
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08:30London3h45 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 12:25Cardiff
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08:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 12:20Cardiff
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09:00London4h05 13:05Cardiff
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09:00London4h00 13:00Cardiff
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10:30London3h35 14:05Cardiff
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10:30London3h30 14:00Cardiff
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10:30London3h40 14:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 14:05Cardiff
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11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h45 14:00Cardiff
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11:30London3h55 15:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:30London3h50 15:20Cardiff
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11:30London3h55 15:25Cardiff
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12:30London3h45 16:15Cardiff
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12:30London3h40 16:10Cardiff
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12:30London4h20 16:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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13:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 16:10Cardiff
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13:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 16:15Cardiff
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13:30London4h10 17:40Cardiff
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13:30London4h25 17:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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13:30London4h05 17:35Cardiff
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14:30London4h30 19:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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14:30London3h45 18:15Cardiff
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14:30London3h50 18:20Cardiff
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15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 18:20Cardiff
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15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 18:15Cardiff
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15:30London4h30 20:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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15:30London4h05 19:35Cardiff
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15:30London4h00 19:30Cardiff
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16:30London4h15 20:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:30London3h45 20:15Cardiff
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16:30London3h40 20:10Cardiff
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17:30London4h00 21:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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17:30London4h15 21:45Cardiff
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17:30London4h10 21:40Cardiff
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18:00London4h30 22:30Cardiff
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18:00London3h55 21:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:00London4h25 22:25Cardiff
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18:30London3h45 22:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 22:25Cardiff
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18:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h40 22:30Cardiff
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19:00London4h00 23:00Cardiff
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19:00London4h05 23:05Cardiff
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19:30London3h40 23:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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19:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 23:00Cardiff
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19:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 23:05Cardiff
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20:30London3h29 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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21:00London4h00 01:00Cardiff
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21:30London3h25 00:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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21:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 01:00Cardiff
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23:00London3h25 02:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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23:30London4h20 03:50Cardiff
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23:30London4h15 03:45Cardiff
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Bus times from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 45 m

Average

3 h 50 m

Buses per day

63

Distance

211 km

Of the 63 buses that leave London for Cardiff every day 61 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h45 14:00Cardiff
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£181One-way
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11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 14:05Cardiff
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£181One-way
13:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 16:10Cardiff
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£181One-way
13:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 16:15Cardiff
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£181One-way
15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 18:15Cardiff
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£231One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Cardiff

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£7 (€7)
frequencyCoach frequency10 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 10 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Megabus, National Express or Infobus

Coaches from London to Cardiff cover the 131 miles (211 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Megabus, National Express or Infobus. Normally, there are 10 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £7, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express London to Cardiff

You can travel by coach to Cardiff from London with FlixBus and National Express for as low as £5. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: £5

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 London - Cardiff 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.

    Travelling by Coach from London to Cardiff

    Coaches from London to Cardiff are run by National Express and run on average twice an hour during the weekdays. Most coaches are direct and take around 3hrs to arrive into Cardiff.

    Know before you go:

    • Coaches from London to Cardiff are run by National Express.
    • The average journey duration is 3hrs 45min, although some journeys can take up to 5hrs 19mins.
    • Coaches run from London to Cardiff from just past 06:00 until midnight, although times may vary.
    • Up to 2 coaches depart an hour throughout the day.
    • Coaches depart from either London Victoria Coach Station and arrive into Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

    Coach Station Information and Getting to the City Centre

    Departing from London: Coaches from London to Cardiff depart from Victoria Coach Station in the southwest of London, close to Westminster on Buckingham Palace Road. Passengers can get to Victoria Coach Station by taking the District & Circle Lines or the Victoria Line on the Underground and then walk the few minutes to the coach station.

    Passengers can also take a local bus to the station from many areas around London and walk the same distance to the coach station. Victoria departure terminal closes at 01:00 and opens again at 05:00. There are refreshments, cash machines and a left luggage office. Passengers are advised to be at Victoria Coach station at least 30 minutes before the departure time.

    Arriving in Cardiff: Buses from London to Cardiff arrive at Cardiff Bus station next to Sophia Gardens, right in the city centre. Onward travel is simple with either local buses and the train station just a short walk away from Sophia Gardens. Cardiff Bus Station has limited facilities, but does include a waiting area and toilets.

    Tips for Booking Cheap Coaches from London to Cardiff

    • To get the best price it's important to book at least one week in advance, the further in advance the better.
    • The cheapest day to book is a Tuesday, Friday is the most expensive day to travel.
    • The cheapest time of day to travel is either first thing in the morning or last in the evening.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Cardiff from London

    Take the bus to Cardiff 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 London to Cardiff.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from London to Cardiff to cost as little as £5  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Cardiff coach price to come in at an average of £7  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from London to Cardiff via coach to be approximately 131 miles (211 km).
    On average the coach from London to Cardiff duration is 3 h 15 min  for the 131 miles (211 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Omio customers book a coach from London Victoria   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens   most frequently for this route.

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

    If you're looking for coaches from London to Cardiff, you can rely on Flixbus, Megabus, National Express or Infobus to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 10 direct coaches a day to Cardiff from London. If you’re looking for a direct coach from London to Cardiff, consider travelling with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    On average, there are 10 coaches a day from London to Cardiff. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the first coach from London to Cardiff at 06: 00   or take the last coach from London to Cardiff leaving at 22: 59. Look for the latest London Cardiff coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
    If you purchase London to Cardiff coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £7. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches from London to Cardiff. 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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