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.
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2 h 45 m
3 h 34 m
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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.
|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Average coach duration||3 h 25 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£8 (€9)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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.
National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between London and Cardiff are the following:
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.
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.
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from London Victoria to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
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.
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