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Best price 2 £
Journey duration 4 h 31 min
Connections per day 72
First departure 08:10
Last departure 19:20
Distance 214 km

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from London to Cardiff?

When you're traveling from London to Cardiff, you can expect to pay an average of approximately 22.32 £. You might be able to find prices as low as 2 £, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

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Buses from London to Cardiff

How long does it take to get from London to Cardiff by bus?

The journey between London and Cardiff runs for about 214 and usually takes approximately 4 h 34 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 h 25 min. If you are trying to get from London to Cardiff as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the first and last departures from London to Cardiff?

The first departure of the night from London to Cardiff leaves at 23:30, while the last journey sets out at 19:20. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between London and Cardiff. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many journeys from London to Cardiff are there every day?

The route from London to Cardiff is served by providers including Megabus, National Express and Eurolines CH. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 450 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from London 53 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from London to Cardiff, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 45 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 8 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.