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London to Cardiff coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.73
Shortest Duration2h 45m
Trips per day44
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How to book cheap coach tickets from London to Cardiff

The best way to get deals on coach tickets from London to Cardiff is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from London to Cardiff were £6.26. By booking 19 days out, tickets are on average £17.33 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from London to Cardiff?

The distance between London and Cardiff is approximately 131.34 miles, or 211.31 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 3 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from London to Cardiff?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Cardiff by coach is at 00:00 on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Thursday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Megabus from London to Cardiff has the most daily schedules

On average there are 44 coach trips per day. Megabus has the most options for departures from London to Cardiff, with an average of 24 trips per day and 282 monthly trips. 2 coach carriers currently travel from London to Cardiff. Of the 44 trips there are 30 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from London to Cardiff starts at £19.02.

2 carriers offer London to Cardiff coach trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from London to Cardiff from £4.73. There are 24 Megabus schedules from London to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay £9.22 for a Megabus ticket to Cardiff. In London, Megabus departs to Cardiff from Victoria Coach Station and no other station. In Cardiff, Megabus arrives at Kingsway and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Megabus from London to Cardiff takes 3 hours and 36 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Cardiff in 2 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 25 trips per day and you could expect to pay £12.18 for a weekend getaway to Cardiff.

Toilet
WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 36m
Avg. Price
£9.22

National Express

Book National Express from London to Cardiff from £5.99. There are 39 National Express schedules from London to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay £18.20 for a National Express ticket to Cardiff. In London, National Express departs to Cardiff from Victoria Coach Station and 19 other stations. In Cardiff, National Express arrives at N Rd and 3 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from London to Cardiff takes 4 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Cardiff in 2 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 34 trips per day and you could expect to pay £19.76 for a weekend getaway to Cardiff.

Toilet
WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 28m
Avg. Price
£18.20

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the coach line you travel with, your options include 15 stations that have coach departures from London. Most coach trips to Cardiff will depart from:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • Mansell St 57
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • St Johns Wood
  • Stockwell
  • Kensington Rd
  • Gloucester Place
  • 40 New Kent Rd
  • Vauxhall Park (Stop V)
Coach trips arrive in Cardiff at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Cardiff for trips arriving from London:
  • N Rd
  • Kingsway
  • Park Pl 48
  • Cardiff University
  • Sophia Gardens
  • 11 Castle St