The cheapest buses from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£6

Average

£19

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 London to Cardiff will cost around £ 19 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

Cheapest
19:30London4h00 23:30Cardiff
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£61One-way
2nd Cheapest
23:00London3h25 02:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£111One-way
18:30London3h50 22:20Cardiff
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£121One-way
18:30London3h45 22:15Cardiff
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£121One-way
19:30London3h55 23:25Cardiff
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£121One-way

Timetable London to Cardiff

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08:30London3h45 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:00London4h05 13:05Cardiff
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09:00London4h00 13:00Cardiff
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09:30London3h30 13:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:30London3h40 14:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:30London3h30 14:00Cardiff
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10:30London3h35 14:05Cardiff
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11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h45 14:00Cardiff
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11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 14:05Cardiff
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11:30London3h40 15:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:30London3h45 16:15Cardiff
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12:30London3h40 16:10Cardiff
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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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13:30London3h45 17:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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14:30London4h00 18:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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14:30London3h50 18:20Cardiff
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14:30London3h45 18:15Cardiff
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15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 18:15Cardiff
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15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 18:20Cardiff
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16:30London4h15 20:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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17:30London4h00 21:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:00London3h55 21:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:30London3h50 22:20Cardiff
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18:30London3h45 22:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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18:30London3h45 22:15Cardiff
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19:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 22:20Cardiff
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19:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 22:15Cardiff
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19:30London4h00 23:30Cardiff
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19:30London3h40 23:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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19:30London3h55 23:25Cardiff
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20:30London3h29 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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21:30London3h25 00:55Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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23:00London3h25 02:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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24 Oct
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£21National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£6Megabus
Tue
26 Oct
£51Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£47Great Western Railway
£8Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£7Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£47Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£47Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£47Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£47Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£47Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Fri
12 Nov
£44Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus
Sat
13 Nov
£54Great Western Railway
£4Flixbus

The fastest buses from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

2 h 45 m

Average

3 h 34 m

Buses per day

34

Distance

211 km

Of the 34 buses that leave London for Cardiff every day 34 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 34 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 15 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
11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h45 14:00Cardiff
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£221One-way
2nd Fastest
11:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 14:05Cardiff
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£221One-way
13:15London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 16:10Cardiff
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£221One-way
19:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 22:15Cardiff
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£181One-way
19:20London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 22:20Cardiff
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£201One-way

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Coach Information from London to Cardiff

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 25 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£8 (€9)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from London to Cardiff cover the 131 miles (211 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 25 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 trip for as low as £4, but the average price of coach tickets is £8. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies

National Express coaches between London and Cardiff

Buy your official National Express coach tickets from London to Cardiff from £4 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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 from London to Cardiff, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £21

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between London and Cardiff 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.

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.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches from London to Cardiff?
Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from London to Cardiff to cost as little as £4  in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from London to Cardiff?
The London to Cardiff coach ticket price is on average £8  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance between London and Cardiff via coach?
The London to Cardiff coach distance is approximately 131 miles (211 km).
How long is the coach journey between London and Cardiff?
The London to Cardiff coach duration is on average 3 h 25 min, which is to be expected when travelling 131 miles (211 km) from London to Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by coach from London to Cardiff, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

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

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival coach station in Cardiff, called Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies can take me from London to Cardiff?
If you're looking for coaches from London to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express or Megabus 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.
Can I buy a direct coach from London to Cardiff?
Yes, you can search for direct coaches from London to Cardiff on Omio with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your coach ticket.
What time is the earliest coach from London to Cardiff? What time is the last coach from London to Cardiff?
The earliest coach for this route departs from London at 08: 00. The last coach leaves from London at 18: 30. Check Omio for the latest coach times from London to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy coach tickets from London to Cardiff for the best deals?
If you book a coach ticket between London and Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £8 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Cardiff from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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