Buses from Cardiff to London

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Wed 24 Jan

03:45 07:50
£7
04:05 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

02:40 06:20
£7
03:40 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

03:45 07:50
£8
04:05 hrs

Sat 27 Jan

16:00 19:50
£7
03:50 hrs

Sun 28 Jan

02:40 06:20
£7
03:40 hrs

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Cardiff to London Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration3h 46m
Bus arrives inLondon
Buses depart fromCardiff
Coach Ticket Price£ 7.15
Distance211 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from Cardiff to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.


    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.


    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.


    Economy single


    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    On The Day Single


    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    Standard single


    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


Buses from Cardiff to London: Journey Information

Average Price: £4.60
Buses per day: ~ 22
Connections: 0 or 1
Average Journey: 3hr 47mins
Fastest Journey: 3hr 20mins
Slowest Journey: 5hr 42mins


Which bus providers go from Cardiff to London?

National Express Coach Services and Megabus offer daily direct and in-direct services from Cardiff to London.

Buses from Cardiff to London

Buses are an excellent choice for travelling from Cardiff to London with National Express offering 20 daily services and Megabus operating 15. The first National Express departure is at 2:40 a.m. and services run throughout the day until 8:00 p.m. Services are direct, calling at Newport, and Chepstow. The first Megabus service leaves at 4:40 a.m. and the last at 11:45 p.m. Journey time ranges from 3 hours up to 5 hours and 45 minutes for certain Megabus routes which involve many stops.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Cardiff to London?

Departure Station: National Express coaches depart from Sophia Gardens. Passengers can get here on bus 28 from Queen Street or X1 from Cardiff Central, each taking around 20 minutes. Megabus coaches leave from Kingsway (Stop GQ) in the centre of the city.

Arrival Station: Buses from Cardiff to London arrive at Victoria Coach Station. Passengers can continue on buses 22, 211, 239, C1 and and the N11 night service which stop in front of the station, and it’s a 300-metre walk to Victoria tube and rail stations.

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