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Cheap buses leaving today

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London - Victoria Coach Station
Cardiff - Cardiff Royal Welsh College of Music
London - Victoria Coach Station
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Cardiff - Cardiff Royal Welsh College of Music
2nd Cheapest
London - Stop SC - Hammersmith Bridge Rd.
Cardiff - Cardiff (Gabalfa Interchange, o/s Roberts Optometrists)
London - Victoria Coach Station
Cardiff - Cardiff University (opp Cathays Rail Stn)
London - Stop SC - Hammersmith Bridge Rd.
Cardiff - Cardiff University (o/s Cathays Rail Stn)
Bus London to Cardiff: Trip Overview

Bus London to Cardiff: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$14
Average bus trip duration3h 35m
Number of daily buses98
Earliest bus departure12:10 AM
Distance131 miles (211 km)
Latest bus departure11:59 PM

London to Cardiff Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses98
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:10AM - 11:59PM
Minimum Price$6
Average Ticket Price$14
Minimum Trip Duration2h55m
Average Bus Trip Duration3h35m
Distance131 miles (211 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteNational Express, Megabus UK, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip London - Cardiff

You can take a bus or a train to go from London to Cardiff. Both are easy and sustainable ways to travel to Cardiff. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

The average travel time from London to Cardiff is about 3h 35m, but you can get there in as little as 2h 55m with the quickest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 132 miles (212 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating London and Cardiff is 132 miles (212 km).

About 98 buses travel this route daily, provided by National Express, Megabus UK and FlixBus. The number of buses from London to Cardiff can differ depending on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from London to Cardiff a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The bus service operates between 12:10 AM and 11:59 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from London to Cardiff leave from Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Sophia Gardens. These are the most popular departure and arrival locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. The lowest tickets for this trip cost as little as $6.

You can expect to pay around $14 for a bus ticket. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $6 to $91, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Yes, a day trip from London to Cardiff is definitely doable. The total travel time for the round-trip is about 5h 50m. So you'll have enough time to visit Cardiff before returning to London in the evening.

Once in Cardiff, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Cardiff Castle, St John the Baptist Church, St Fagans National Museum of History, Senedd - National Assembly Building and Wales Millennium Centre.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from London to Cardiff was searched and found on Dec 11, 2023 with a price of $6

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from London to Cardiff, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $6 to $68 for a bus ticket from London to Cardiff based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $6 which is on 2023-12-11.

Usually National Express will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from London to Cardiff but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from London to Cardiff.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from London to Cardiff.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from London to Cardiff while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

What's the cheapest way to go from London to Cardiff?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time3h 35mAvg Price$14Daily Departures98
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time1h 51mAvg Price$69Daily Departures12
Vehicle TypeCarpoolTravel Time3h 10mAvg Price$19Daily Departures1

The best way to travel between London and Cardiff is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $14 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $6. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Cardiff, choose the bus, as it will take you from London to Cardiff in about 1h 51m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to London by bus?

Bus from Cardiff to London

You can also go to Cardiff by train

Train from London to Cardiff

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