The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cardiff to London will cost around $ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.
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2 h 55 m
3 h 41 m
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Of the 58 buses that leave Cardiff for London every day 57 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 211 km distance in an average of 3 h 41 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 55 m .
The slowest buses will take 4 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$6 (€5)|
|Bus providers||National Express or Megabus|
Buses from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $5 (€4), but the average price of bus tickets is $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
Travel from Cardiff to London from $5 (€4) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from Cardiff to London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket from Cardiff to London:
Direct buses from Cardiff to London are provided by National Express who offer 12 coach services a day. The first daily coach service departs in the early hours with the remaining services departing approximately every hour until late afternoon. Journey time from Cardiff to London by bus is between 3.5 and 4.5 hours.
Buses from Cardiff to London depart from Cardiff Coach and Bus Station at Sophia Gardens, found to the northwest of Central Cardiff. Many major bus routes terminate at Sophia Gardens. It's also possible to walk to Sophia Gardens Coach and Bus Station from Cardiff Central Station in about 15 minutes. Those boarding the earliest four coach services to London will need to get a taxi to the bus station.
The UK's capital city of London is as famous for its black cabs as it is for its East End markets, West End shows and numerous world class museums and galleries. View the capital's best historic buildings with a cruise along the River Thames or board the fabulous London Eye for an unforgettable view across the capital. Coaches from Cardiff arrive at London Victoria Coach Station. The coach station is a very short walk from London Victoria Station where most major bus routes terminate and where travellers can also board a tube or overground train to reach their final destination. Underground train travel from Victoria to Central London takes around ten minutes. Underground services cease at 1:00 a.m.;however, after this time a multitude of taxi and night bus options are available.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central and arriving in London, Victoria Coach Station.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Cardiff.
The most popular arrival bus station, London, Victoria Coach Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of London.
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