The cheapest buses from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Cheapest

$9

Average

$20

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.

2nd Cheapest
12:50PMCardiff3h45 04:35PMLondon
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$91One-way
11:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 03:15PMLondon
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$121One-way
04:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h25 08:20AMLondon
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$121One-way
03:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h20 06:20AMLondon
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$121One-way
06:20AMCardiff3h45 10:05AMLondon
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$171One-way

Timetable Cardiff to London

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01:00AMCardiff3h45 04:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:00AMCardiff4h30 05:30AMLondon
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01:05AMCardiff3h40 04:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:05AMCardiff4h25 05:30AMLondon
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01:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h30 06:15AMLondon
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03:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h20 06:20AMLondon
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04:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h25 08:20AMLondon
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06:10AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h25 09:35AMLondon
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06:15AMCardiff3h05 09:20AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:15AMCardiff3h50 10:05AMLondon
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06:20AMCardiff3h45 10:05AMLondon
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06:20AMCardiff3h00 09:20AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:00AMCardiff4h05 11:05AMLondon
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07:05AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 10:35AMLondon
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07:05AMCardiff4h00 11:05AMLondon
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07:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h35 11:20AMLondon
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08:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 12:05PMLondon
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08:30AMCardiff3h00 11:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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08:30AMCardiff3h45 12:15PMLondon
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08:35AMCardiff2h55 11:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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08:35AMCardiff3h40 12:15PMLondon
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09:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 01:05PMLondon
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09:15AMCardiff3h55 01:10PMLondon
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09:20AMCardiff3h50 01:10PMLondon
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10:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 01:40PMLondon
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10:35AMCardiff3h00 01:35PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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10:35AMCardiff3h45 02:20PMLondon
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10:40AMCardiff2h55 01:35PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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10:40AMCardiff3h40 02:20PMLondon
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10:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h35 02:20PMLondon
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11:20AMCardiff4h05 03:25PMLondon
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11:25AMCardiff4h00 03:25PMLondon
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11:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 03:15PMLondon
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12:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 04:35PMLondon
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12:50PMCardiff3h00 03:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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12:50PMCardiff3h45 04:35PMLondon
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12:55PMCardiff2h55 03:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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12:55PMCardiff3h40 04:35PMLondon
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01:35PMCardiff4h10 05:45PMLondon
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01:40PMCardiff4h05 05:45PMLondon
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01:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h55 05:40PMLondon
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03:00PMCardiff3h45 06:45PMLondon
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03:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 07:00PMLondon
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03:05PMCardiff3h40 06:45PMLondon
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03:55PMCardiff4h05 08:00PMLondon
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04:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 08:00PMLondon
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04:00PMCardiff4h00 08:00PMLondon
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04:50PMCardiff4h05 08:55PMLondon
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04:50PMCardiff3h20 08:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:55PMCardiff3h15 08:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:55PMCardiff4h00 08:55PMLondon
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05:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 09:05PMLondon
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06:10PMCardiff3h30 09:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:10PMCardiff4h15 10:25PMLondon
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06:15PMCardiff3h25 09:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:15PMCardiff4h10 10:25PMLondon
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06:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 09:55PMLondon
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07:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 11:15PMLondon
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$66Great Western Railway
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$5Flixbus
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$77Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
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$76Great Western Railway
$10Flixbus
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$76Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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$77Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
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Oct 26
$71Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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$71Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Oct 28
$66Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Oct 29
$66Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Oct 30
$66Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Oct 31
$77Great Western Railway
$12National Express
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Nov 1
$61Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Nov 2
$56Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
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Nov 3
$61Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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$61Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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$61Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus

The fastest buses from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m

Average

3 h 41 m

Buses per day

58

Distance

211 km

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.

Fastest
08:35AMCardiff2h55 11:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
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12:55PMCardiff2h55 03:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
Fastest
10:40AMCardiff2h55 01:35PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
2nd Fastest
10:35AMCardiff3h00 01:35PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
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12:50PMCardiff3h00 03:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way

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Bus Information between Cardiff and London

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$6 (€5)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational 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.

Bus companies

Bus between Cardiff and London with National Express

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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Cardiff to London: Journey Details

    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.

    Taking the Bus from Cardiff

    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.

    Getting into London by Bus

    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.

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    Buses from Cardiff to London
    Take the bus to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to London.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap bus tickets between Cardiff and London cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to London from Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from $5 (€4)  one way.
    What is the cost of a bus to London from Cardiff?
    If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to London bus price to come in at an average of $6 (€5)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Cardiff to London by bus?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to London from Cardiff by bus to be approximately 131 miles (211 km).
    What is the Cardiff to London bus travel time?
    On average the Cardiff to London bus travel time is 3 h 30 min  for the 131 miles (211 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the bus from Cardiff to London depart from? Which London bus station do I come into from Cardiff?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in London, Victoria Coach Station.

    Where do I find the Cardiff bus station to London? Where is the London bus 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.

    Which bus companies should I travel with from Cardiff to London?
    For the trip from Cardiff to London you can take a bus with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Cardiff and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Can I book a direct bus from Cardiff to London?
    Yes, there are direct buses to London from Cardiff, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    When can I take the first bus from Cardiff to London? When can I take the last bus for the day?
    The first Cardiff to London bus departs at 7: 10 AM   and the last bus from Cardiff to London leaves at 3: 10 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Cardiff to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    When should I book the Cardiff to London bus for the best deals on tickets?
    You can find buses between Cardiff and London to cost on average $6 (€5) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to London bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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