Buses from London to Cardiff

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Fri 19 Jan

08:00 11:40
8 €
03:40 hrs

Sat 20 Jan

12:30 16:05
6 €
03:35 hrs

Sun 21 Jan

08:00 11:25
13 €
03:25 hrs

Mon 22 Jan

08:00 11:40
6 €
03:40 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

09:30 13:00
6 €
03:30 hrs

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London to Cardiff Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration3h 33m
Bus arrives inCardiff
Buses depart fromLondon
Coach Ticket Price 6.44 €
Distance211 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from London to Cardiff

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 London to Cardiff

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient and affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies operating domestic and international bus routes. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and run seven days a week. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and take just over 3 hours to arrive in Cardiff with frequent departures between around 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. National Express buses traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.

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London to Cardiff Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Cardiff when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€24

1 Day in Advance

€24

1 Week in Advance

€19

2 Weeks in Advance

€19

1 Month in Advance

€10

3 Months in Advance

€6

London to Cardiff Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 3:10 h to arrive in Cardiff.

  • autobus All London to Cardiff buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton Rail Station and arriving at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Cardiff by bus takes as little as 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Cardiff buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 21% cheaper to book a London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Cardiff bus tickets are 58% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

One of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, London is also one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists to visit, attracting over 14 million visitors annually. London offers so much to anyone who visits. There is a large number of galleries, museums, and sights to see. Such as the Tate Modern Gallery, the National Gallery, The British Museum and the Natural History Museum. There are the famous sights of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral and The Tower of London. There is an interesting blend of both modern and old architecture with a mix of architectural styles all around the city with the older buildings of London is also home to the recently opened Shard skyscraper which is the highest building in the EU.

National Express leaves from London Victoria Coach Station, which has convenient underground and bus links with London and the suburbs. The coach station is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines of the London Underground and has a taxi rank at the entrance. It is within walking district of Victoria Railway Station where regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive. London Bus operates frequent night bus routes seven days a week.

Getting into Cardiff by Bus

The capital city of Wales, Cardiff has seen lots of redevelopment in recent years. The city is now home to three universities, meaning that there is a high number of students living in the city. Cardiff Castle should be visited as this is a very well preserved castle. Visitors could take a trip to Cardiff Bay as here there are plenty of restaurants and bars that can be found here. The National Museum Cardiff is well worth a visit too as this hosts both national and international pieces and one of the finest art collections in Europe. Cardiff is also home to the Millennium Stadium which has played host to countless football, rugby, and concerts. The atmosphere here during a rugby match can be very electric! The city also has Cardiff International Pool which is the largest indoor swimming facility of its kind in the UK. Anyone wanting to do some shopping should head to the St Davids Centre as here you can find all of your favorite shops in one center. Cardiff also has the Capitol Centre and Queens Arcade shopping centers.

Cardiff Central Bus Station is located next to the city's train station and is a few minutes walk from the city center. Cardiff has several local bus companies, including Stagecoach, Veolia, and First Cymru. They provide frequent routes across the city, to the university and out to the airport and surrounding towns. Taxis are available at the station.

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