Cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for Jan 22

Cheapest

$14

Average

$24

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 $ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 14.

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12:15PMCardiff3h45 04:00PMLondon
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$141One-way
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12:20PMCardiff3h40 04:00PMLondon
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$141One-way
12:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 04:35PMLondon
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$141One-way
06:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 09:55PMLondon
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$141One-way
04:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 08:00PMLondon
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$141One-way

Bus schedule from Cardiff to London

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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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06:30AMCardiff3h20 09:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:30AMCardiff4h05 10:35AMLondon
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06:35AMCardiff3h15 09:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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06:35AMCardiff4h00 10:35AMLondon
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07:05AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 10:35AMLondon
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07:20AMCardiff3h40 11:00AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:20AMCardiff4h25 11:45AMLondon
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07:25AMCardiff3h35 11:00AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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07:25AMCardiff4h20 11:45AMLondon
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07:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h35 11:20AMLondon
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08:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 12:05PMLondon
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08:30AMCardiff3h45 12:15PMLondon
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08:35AMCardiff3h40 12:15PMLondon
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09:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 01:05PMLondon
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09:30AMCardiff4h20 01:50PMLondon
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09:30AMCardiff3h35 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:35AMCardiff3h30 01:05PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:35AMCardiff4h15 01:50PMLondon
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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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11:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 03:15PMLondon
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12:15PMCardiff3h45 04:00PMLondon
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12:20PMCardiff3h40 04:00PMLondon
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12:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 04:35PMLondon
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01:00PMCardiff4h20 05:20PMLondon
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01:00PMCardiff3h25 04:25PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:05PMCardiff3h20 04:25PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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01:05PMCardiff4h15 05:20PMLondon
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01:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h55 05:40PMLondon
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01:55PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h55 06:50PMLondon
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03:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 07:00PMLondon
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03:05PMCardiff3h25 06:30PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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03:05PMCardiff4h10 07:15PMLondon
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03:10PMCardiff4h05 07:15PMLondon
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03:10PMCardiff3h20 06:30PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens4h00 08:00PMLondon
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04:50PMCardiff3h40 08:30PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:50PMCardiff4h25 09:15PMLondon
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04:55PMCardiff3h35 08:30PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:55PMCardiff4h20 09:15PMLondon
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05:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h50 09:05PMLondon
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06:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h40 09:55PMLondon
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07:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens3h30 11:15PMLondon
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Sat
Jan 22
$70Great Western Railway
$10Flixbus
Sun
Jan 23
$70Great Western Railway
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Mon
Jan 24
$65Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Tue
Jan 25
$65Great Western Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Jan 26
$65Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Jan 27
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$5Flixbus
Fri
Jan 28
$65Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Jan 29
$70Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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Jan 30
$70Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
$60Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$60Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$60Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$50Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$61Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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Feb 5
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$5Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$65Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
$60Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
$60Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
Wed
Feb 9
$56Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$56Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus

Bus times from Cardiff to London

Showing times and prices for Jan 22

Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m

Average

3 h 45 m

Buses per day

50

Distance

211 km

Of the 50 buses that leave Cardiff for London every day 49 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 45 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 55 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
10:40AMCardiff2h55 01:35PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$281One-way
2nd Fastest
10:35AMCardiff3h00 01:35PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$281One-way
06:35AMCardiff3h15 09:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$411One-way
01:05PMCardiff3h20 04:25PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$301One-way
06:30AMCardiff3h20 09:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$361One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cardiff to London

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$7 (€5)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Cardiff to London cover the 131 miles (211 km) long route taking on average 3 h 35 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 journey for as low as $4 (€3), but the average price of bus tickets is $7 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Bus providers: National Express from Cardiff to London

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from Cardiff to London from $4 (€3) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

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 between Cardiff and London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $9

These are National Express' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Cardiff and 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.

Travel Tips: Bus to London from Cardiff

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

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Cardiff to London?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to London from Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from $4 (€3)  one way.

What is the price of a bus ticket to London from Cardiff?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $7 (€5)  for a bus ticket between Cardiff and London.

How far is Cardiff to London by bus?

You should expect to travel around 131 miles (211 km)  to London from Cardiff by bus.

What is the Cardiff to London bus travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (211 km) from Cardiff to London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cardiff to London bus journey time is on average 3 h 35 min.

What station does the bus from Cardiff to London depart from? Which London bus station do I come into from Cardiff?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

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 journey, called Cardiff Central, is located 0.2 miles (425 m) from the city center of Cardiff.

The most popular arrival bus station, London, Hammersmith Bridge Road, is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from the city center of London.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Cardiff to London?

For the route from Cardiff to London you can take a bus with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to London from Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I find a direct bus from Cardiff to London?

Yes, you can search for direct buses from Cardiff to London on Omio with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.

When does the first bus depart from Cardiff to London? When does the last bus depart from Cardiff to London?

The first Cardiff to London bus departs at 7: 55 AM   and the last bus from Cardiff to London leaves at 1: 15 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.

How early should I buy Cardiff to London bus tickets to get the best deals?

If you book the Cardiff to London bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $7 (€5). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to London from Cardiff. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.