The cheapest buses from Portsmouth to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£19

Average

£20

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 Portsmouth to Cardiff will cost around £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

Cheapest
09:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h10 16:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
Cheapest
17:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h44 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
Cheapest
20:00Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h15 03:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
Cheapest
10:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h00 17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h45 19:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£221One-way

Timetable Portsmouth to Cardiff

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, 21 Oct
07:35Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h05 14:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
09:10Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h10 16:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
10:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h00 17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
12:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h45 19:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
14:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h40 21:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
17:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h44 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes
20:00Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h15 03:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
0 changes

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Thu
21 Oct
£40Great Western Railway
£19National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£40Great Western Railway
£33National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£65Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£38Great Western Railway
£19National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£39Great Western Railway
£10National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£39Great Western Railway
£13National Express
Mon
1 Nov
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£14National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£39Great Western Railway
£11National Express

The fastest buses from Portsmouth to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 40 m

Average

6 h 57 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

164 km

It's difficult to get from Portsmouth to Cardiff without changing at least once.

Fastest
14:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h40 21:25Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£221One-way
2nd Fastest
17:15Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h44 23:59Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
12:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange6h45 19:30Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£221One-way
10:45Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h00 17:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£191One-way
07:35Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange7h05 14:40Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
1 changes
£221One-way

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Coach Information to Cardiff from Portsmouth

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 14 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£21 (€24)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Portsmouth to Cardiff cover the 102 miles (164 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 14 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £21, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies

Portsmouth to Cardiff with National Express

You can travel by coach from Portsmouth to Cardiff with National Express for as low as £14. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable coach ride from Portsmouth to Cardiff with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express coach timetable for the Portsmouth to Cardiff journey, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can take a coach with National Express for the 102 miles (164 km) journey from Portsmouth to Cardiff with prices starting as low as £14. Select from three different ticket options: 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. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap coach between Portsmouth and Cardiff on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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.

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Buses from Portsmouth to Cardiff
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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach to Cardiff from Portsmouth cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Cardiff from Portsmouth for as little as £14  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a coach from Portsmouth to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Portsmouth to Cardiff coach prices are on average £21  one way.
What is the distance from Portsmouth to Cardiff via coach?
You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km)  to Cardiff from Portsmouth by coach.
What is the average Portsmouth to Cardiff coach duration?
On average the Portsmouth to Cardiff coach time is 6 h 14 min  covering the 102 miles (164 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Portsmouth to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff coach station from Portsmouth do I arrive in?

Some of the Portsmouth coach stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange, Portsmouth and Portsmouth, Rudmore Roundabout. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Cardiff include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Portsmouth & Southsea   and arriving in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where is the departure coach station in Portsmouth located? Where is the arrival coach station in Cardiff located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Portsmouth & Southsea, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Portsmouth.

The most popular arrival coach station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Cardiff.

What coach companies go from Portsmouth to Cardiff?
If you're looking for coaches from Portsmouth to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Portsmouth to Cardiff trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Portsmouth to Cardiff?
You can take the first coach from Portsmouth to Cardiff at 08: 05   or take the last coach from Portsmouth to Cardiff leaving at 20: 00. Look for the latest Portsmouth Cardiff coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets to Cardiff from Portsmouth for the best deals?
If you buy Portsmouth to Cardiff coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £21. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Portsmouth and Cardiff. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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