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Overview: Bus from Preston to Cardiff

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$50 (€41)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Preston to Cardiff 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 $50 (€41), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $50 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Bus companies: National Express from Preston to Cardiff

For as little as $50 (€41) you can travel by bus to Cardiff from Preston with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this 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 to Cardiff from Preston, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $50

These are National Express' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus to Cardiff from Preston:

  • 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 Cardiff from Preston

Take the bus to Cardiff 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 Preston to Cardiff.

How much does a cheap bus from Preston to Cardiff cost?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Preston to Cardiff for as low as $50 (€41)  for the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a bus from Preston to Cardiff?

The bus price to Cardiff from Preston is on average $50 (€41)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How many miles is it from Preston to Cardiff by bus?

The bus distance from Preston to Cardiff is around 159 miles (256 km).

How many hours is the bus time from Preston to Cardiff?

The Preston to Cardiff bus duration is on average 9 h, which is to be expected when traveling 159 miles (256 km) between Preston and Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Which bus station from Preston to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff bus station from Preston do I arrive in?

Some of the Preston bus stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Preston, Bus Station, Preston, Fishergate (Railway Station) and Preston, Bus Station (Stand 23). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Cardiff include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Preston   and arriving in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

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

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Preston, is located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the city center of Preston.

The most popular arrival bus station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0.5 miles (844 m) away from the city center of Cardiff.

Which bus companies can get me from Preston to Cardiff?

Take the Preston to Cardiff bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Cardiff from Preston as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How early should I book bus tickets between Preston and Cardiff to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this route and save money. If you book bus tickets from Preston to Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $50 (€41) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Preston to Cardiff a few months in advance.