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Bus Information between Cardiff and Preston

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$48 (€39)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Cardiff to Preston cover the 159 miles (256 km) long journey taking on average 9 h with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $48 (€39), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $48 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Preston, Bus Station.

Bus companies

Travel with National Express between Cardiff and Preston

For as little as $48 (€39) you can travel by bus between Cardiff and Preston with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

National Express

Travel hassle-free between Cardiff and Preston on a bus with National Express! Omio shows you National Express bus schedules and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest trip from Cardiff to Preston. National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 159 miles (256 km) between Cardiff and Preston on the bus and pay as low as $48 (€39) for a bus ticket.

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 - Preston 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. So, book your cheap National Express bus ticket between Cardiff and Preston on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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

Buses from Cardiff to Preston
Take the bus to Preston 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 Preston.
How much does a cheap bus between Cardiff and Preston cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Preston from Cardiff for as low as $48 (€39)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus between Cardiff and Preston?
If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cardiff to Preston bus to cost on average $48 (€39)  one way.
How far is Preston from Cardiff by bus?
The bus distance from Cardiff to Preston is around 159 miles (256 km).
How many hours is the bus time to Preston from Cardiff?
On average the Cardiff to Preston bus time is 9 h  covering the 159 miles (256 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from Cardiff to Preston depart from? Which Preston bus station do I come into from Cardiff?

When taking a bus from Cardiff, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). When you arrive in Preston, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23) and Preston, Carlisle Street.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Cardiff Central   to Preston, Bus Station.

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

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Cardiff Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Preston, Bus Station and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Preston.

Which bus companies should I travel with from Cardiff to Preston?
For the route from Cardiff to Preston you can take a bus with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Cardiff to Preston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When does the first bus depart from Cardiff to Preston? When does the last bus depart from Cardiff to Preston?
The first Cardiff to Preston bus departs at 4: 10 PM   and the last bus from Cardiff to Preston leaves at 4: 25 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Cardiff to Preston on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Cardiff to Preston to get the best deals?
You can find buses between Cardiff and Preston to cost on average $48 (€39) 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 Preston bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey