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Bus Information from Preston to Cardiff

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

Buses from Preston to Cardiff cover the 159 miles (256 km) long trip taking on average 9 h with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of bus tickets is $50 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Bus companies

Preston to Cardiff with National Express

Find the best buses from Preston to Cardiff with Omio's travel partners National Express from $47 (€38). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

Travel hassle-free between Preston and Cardiff 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 Preston to Cardiff. 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 Preston and Cardiff on the bus and pay as low as $47 (€38) 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 Preston - 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. So, book your cheap National Express bus ticket from Preston to Cardiff on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

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

  • 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 Preston to Cardiff
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 are cheap buses to Cardiff from Preston?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Preston to Cardiff to cost as little as $47 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus between Preston and Cardiff on average?
The Preston to Cardiff bus ticket price is on average $50 (€41)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Preston to Cardiff by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Cardiff from Preston by bus to be approximately 159 miles (256 km).
What is the Preston to Cardiff bus travel time?
On average the Preston to Cardiff bus travel time is 9 h  for the 159 miles (256 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the bus from Preston to Cardiff depart from? Which Cardiff bus station do I come into from Preston?

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

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Preston   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where do I find the Preston bus station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Preston, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Preston.

The most popular arrival bus station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Cardiff.

What bus providers offer a service to Cardiff from Preston?
If you're looking for buses from Preston to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Preston to Cardiff journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets to Cardiff from Preston for the best deals?
If you buy the Preston to Cardiff bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $50 (€41). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Preston and 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Preston Train Station
Preston, Lancashire