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London to Cardiff bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$7.43
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day35
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Cardiff were $9.76.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Cardiff is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 4 days out, tickets are on average $3.86 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus 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 bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours,

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 day to travel by bus from London to Cardiff?

The busiest day of the week to travel by bus from London to Cardiff is on Monday. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Friday is typically when buses are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a bus on Friday is the way to go.

What bus companies travel from London to Cardiff?

On average there are 35 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Cardiff, with an average of 21.333 trips per day and 128 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from London to Cardiff. Of the 35 trips there are 24 trips that are direct connections to Cardiff.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Cardiff start at $56.90.

2 carriers offer London to Cardiff bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from London to Cardiff from $7.43. There are 21.333333 trips per day offered by Megabus from London to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay $13.62 for a Megabus ticket to Cardiff. In London, Megabus departs to Cardiff from Victoria Coach Station, In Cardiff, Megabus arrives at Kingsway and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Megabus from London to Cardiff takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Cardiff in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 20 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.75 for a weekend trip to Cardiff.

Avg. Time
3h 40m
Avg. Price
$13.62

National Express

Book National Express from London to Cardiff from $11.74. There are 42 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Cardiff and you can expect on average to pay $25.18 for a National Express ticket to Cardiff. In London, National Express departs to Cardiff from Victoria Coach Station and 11 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 34 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Cardiff in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 42 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $25.18 for a weekend trip to Cardiff.

Avg. Time
4h 34m
Avg. Price
$25.18

Plan your next adventure

There are 12 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Cardiff will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Kensington Rd
  • Stockwell
  • St Johns Wood
  • Mansell St 57
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • Gloucester Place
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • Vauxhall Park (Stop V)
  • Finchley Rd & Frognal
Buses arrive in Cardiff at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cardiff for trips arriving from London:
  • N Rd
  • Kingsway
  • Park Pl 48
  • Cardiff University
  • 11 Castle St
  • Sophia Gardens

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