Buses from Cardiff to London

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Fri 19 Jan

02:40 06:20
7 €
03:40 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

02:40 06:20
3 €
03:40 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

02:40 06:20
8 €
03:40 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

03:45 07:50
2 €
04:05 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

13:00 16:50
3 €
03:50 hrs

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Cardiff to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration3h 44m
Bus arrives inLondon
Buses depart fromCardiff
Coach Ticket Price 5.94 €
Distance211 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from Cardiff to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.


    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.


    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.


    Economy single


    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    On The Day Single


    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    Standard single


    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


Buses from Cardiff to London: Journey Details

Direct buses from Cardiff to London are provided by National Express who offer 12 coach services a day. The first daily coach service departs in the early hours with the remaining services departing approximately every hour until late afternoon. Journey time from Cardiff to London by bus is between 3.5 and 4.5 hours.

Taking the Bus from Cardiff

Buses from Cardiff to London depart from Cardiff Coach and Bus Station at Sophia Gardens, found to the northwest of Central Cardiff. Many major bus routes terminate at Sophia Gardens. It's also possible to walk to Sophia Gardens Coach and Bus Station from Cardiff Central Station in about 15 minutes. Those boarding the earliest four coach services to London will need to get a taxi to the bus station.

Getting into London by Bus

The UK's capital city of London is as famous for its black cabs as it is for its East End markets, West End shows and numerous world class museums and galleries. View the capital's best historic buildings with a cruise along the River Thames or board the fabulous London Eye for an unforgettable view across the capital. Coaches from Cardiff arrive at London Victoria Coach Station. The coach station is a very short walk from London Victoria Station where most major bus routes terminate and where travellers can also board a tube or overground train to reach their final destination. Underground train travel from Victoria to Central London takes around ten minutes. Underground services cease at 1:00 a.m.;however, after this time a multitude of taxi and night bus options are available.

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