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Overview: Bus from Cardiff to Plymouth

distanceDistance87 miles (140 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$34 (€28)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Cardiff to Plymouth cover the 87 miles (140 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $31 (€26), but the average price of bus tickets is $34 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Plymouth.

Bus providers

National Express from Cardiff to Plymouth

Find the best buses to Plymouth from Cardiff with Omio's travel partners National Express from $31 (€26). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Plymouth bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: $31

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus to Plymouth from Cardiff are the following:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Bus to Plymouth from Cardiff
Take the bus to Plymouth 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 Plymouth.
What is the price of the cheapest bus from Cardiff to Plymouth?
Bus tickets between Cardiff and Plymouth for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $31 (€26)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Cardiff to Plymouth?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Plymouth bus price to come in at an average of $34 (€28)  one way.
How far is Plymouth from Cardiff by bus?
The distance between Cardiff and Plymouth by bus is approximately 87 miles (140 km).
How long is the bus ride to Plymouth from Cardiff?
On average the Cardiff to Plymouth bus travel time is 4 h 40 min  for the 87 miles (140 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Cardiff goes to Plymouth? What bus station do I come into Plymouth from Cardiff?

When taking the bus to Plymouth from Cardiff, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your route can end in bus stations such as Plymouth, Plymouth, Viaduct and Plymouth, Marsh Mills.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Plymouth.

Where is the bus station in Cardiff? Where is the bus station in Plymouth?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0.2 miles (425 m) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Plymouth, located 0.3 miles (504 m) away from the city center.

What bus companies go from Cardiff to Plymouth?
For the route from Cardiff to Plymouth you can take a bus with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Cardiff and Plymouth on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How far in advance should I book a bus ticket from Cardiff to Plymouth to get the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Cardiff to Plymouth within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $34 (€28) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Plymouth from Cardiff are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.