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Cardiff to London bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$3.85
Shortest Duration3h 10m
Trips per day37
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Cardiff to London cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Cardiff to London were $7.42.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to London is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 24 days out, tickets are on average $15.03 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Cardiff to London?

The distance between Cardiff and London is approximately 131.34 miles, or 211.31 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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 bus from Cardiff to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cardiff to London by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Cardiff to London?

On average there are 37 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Cardiff to London, with an average of 26.353 trips per day and 112 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Cardiff to London. Of the 37 trips there are 31 trips that are direct connections to London.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Cardiff to London start at $52.32.

2 carriers offer Cardiff to London bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Cardiff to London from $6.10. There are 26.352941 trips per day offered by Megabus from Cardiff to London and you can expect on average to pay $14.15 for a Megabus ticket to London. In Cardiff, Megabus departs to London from Park Pl 48 and one other station. In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Cardiff to London takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 3 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 28.666667 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.22 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
$14.15

National Express

Book National Express from Cardiff to London from $3.85. There are 35.4 trips per day offered by National Express from Cardiff to London and you can expect on average to pay $21.89 for a National Express ticket to London. In Cardiff, National Express departs to London from N Rd and 3 other stations. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 9 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Cardiff to London takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 3 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 42 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.91 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
4h 19m
Avg. Price
$21.89

Plan your next adventure

There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to London will depart from these stations in Cardiff:
  • Kingsway
  • Park Pl 48
  • N Rd
  • Sophia Gardens
  • 11 Castle St
  • Cardiff University
Buses arrive in London at 10 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in London for trips arriving from Cardiff:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • Stockwell
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • St Johns Wood
  • Mansell St 57
  • Kensington Rd

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