Leicester to Cardiff bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Leicester to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jun 17


Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m


8 h 37 m

Buses per day



190 km

Cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Cardiff start from $10 with an average ticket price of $23.

The fastest bus from Leicester to Cardiff takes 6h 35m in comparison to an average duration of 8h 37m and covers a distance of 190 km.

5 buses leave Leicester for Cardiff every day with 5 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Leicester to Cardiff

distanceDistance118 miles (190 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€19)
frequencyBus frequency5 a day
changesDirect busNo
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Leicester to Cardiff cover the 118 miles (190 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 50 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. Normally, there are 5 buses operating per day. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $10 (€9), but the average price of bus tickets is $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda) and arrive in Cardiff, University.

Bus providers: National Express and Megabus from Leicester to Cardiff

You can travel by bus to Cardiff from Leicester with National Express and Megabus for as low as $15 (€13). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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 Leicester - Cardiff 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.

Bus information from Leicester to Cardiff with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $67
  • National Express frequency: 5 a day

FAQs: Bus from Leicester to Cardiff

FAQs: Take the bus from Leicester to Cardiff with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Leicester to Cardiff.
Cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Cardiff can start from as little as $10 (€9) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Leicester to Cardiff is $21 (€19); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by bus from Leicester to Cardiff is 4 h 50 min   to travel the 118 mile (190 km) long route, with around there are 5 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Leicester to Cardiff leaves at 10: 15 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Leicester to Cardiff leaves at 8: 15 PM.
There are 5 buses a day from Leicester to Cardiff which require at least one change with National Express or Megabus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the route from Leicester to Cardiff you can take a bus with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Cardiff from Leicester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Leicester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and Leicester, Braunstone. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your journey in bus stations like Cardiff, University, Cardiff, North Rd (Cathays High School) and Cardiff, Millennium Stadium.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Leicester, Fosse Park Avenue (Asda), which is located around 3.9 miles (6.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Cardiff, University, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cardiff from Leicester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 50 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Leicester to Cardiff by bus is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Leicester and Cardiff including taking a train or bus.

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