The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cardiff to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 40 m
3 h 41 m
Buses per day
Of the 65 buses that leave Cardiff for London every day 64 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$11 (€10)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus companies||Infobus, Flixbus, Megabus or National Express|
Buses from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long route taking on average 3 h 40 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Flixbus, Megabus or National Express. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $11 (€10), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $8 (€8).
Find the best buses to London from Cardiff with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from $8 (€8). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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 between Cardiff and London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
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.
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