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Journey Details

Best price £ 0.91
Journey duration 3 h 46 min
Connections per day 97
First departure 00:45
Last departure 23:00
Distance 133.0 mi

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Stations of departure

London Gatwick Airport North Terminal
Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminals 1-3
London Bus station Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road 164
Victoria Coach Station
Bristol
London
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4
London Heathrow Airport T2 And T3
Luton Luton Challney near Travelodge, Dunstable Road
London Heathrow Airport LHR London Heathrow airport (T2, T3), Inner Ring E, Chapel ln.
Heathrow Airport (LHR) T5
London Gatwick airport (LGW) London Gatwick airport (south terminal), Lower Forecourt
London London Marble Arch Station Park Lane, Park Ln
Luton Luton Town, Station Rd
London London Lewisham, Loampit Vale 41
London London Golders Green, N End Rd 2
Hammersmith
London (Hammersmith), Hammersmith Bridge Rd, Stop SC
Gatwick Airport (South), Lower Forecourt
Heathrow Airport (T4) Arrivals Forecourt
LGW Airport - South
London London Stockwell, South Lambeth Rd 273
STN Airport
London London Belmont, Brighton Road
London London New Cross Gate, New Cross Rd 258
London Luton Airport LTN London Luton airport, Airport Approach Road
London London Sutton Train Station, The Quadrant
London Heathrow Airport LHR London Heathrow airport (terminal 5), Wellington Road
London Gatwick airport (LGW) London Gatwick airport (north terminal), Departures Road
London London Rosehill, Bishopsford road
London London Streatham, Streatham High Road
London Victoria Coach Station
Heathrow Airport (T5) Bus & Coach Stn, Arrivals Level
Heathrow Airport
London London Finchley Road (Stop CL), Finchley Rd 231
London Stansted Airport STN London Stansted airport (coach station), Terminal Road North
Gatwick London Airport (LGW) North Terminal
London Heathrow Airport LHR HEATHROW AIRPORT LONDON (Terminals 2, 3), ,Central Bus Stn
Luton, Challney (near Travelodge) Bus Stop
London LONDON Victoria Coach Station, ,Victoria Coach Stn, Departures Hall
London St Peters, Croydon Rd
Gatwick Airport (North)
Cardiff

Destination stations

Cardiff Sophia Gardens
Cardiff University (o/s Cathays Rail Stn)
Cardiff Cardiff Kingsway Stop GQ, Kingsway
Kingsway Stop GQ
Bristol
London
Cardiff University
Cardiff Cardiff Gabalfa Interchange, North Rd 213
Cardiff Kingsway Stop GQ
Cardiff
Cardiff University Park Place, Bus Stop, opp Student Support Centre
Cardiff Cardiff Sophia Gardens, Sophia Cl 2
Cardiff Cardiff Castle Street, Kingsway
Cardiff Cardiff University, Park Pl 50
Cardiff (for Principality Stadium) Undefined
Sophia Gardens
Cardiff (Gabalfa) North Rd, Bus Stop, O/s Roberts Optometrists
Cardiff (Gabalfa Interchange, o/s Roberts Optometrists)
Cardiff University Park Place
Cardiff University (opp Cathays Rail Stn)
Cardiff CARDIFF Coach Station (Sophia Gardens), Sophia Gardens
Cardiff Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
Cardiff (Gabalfa Interchange, O/s Clinic)
Cardiff (Castle)
Cardiff Cardiff bus station, Sophia Gardens St
Cardiff Castle Street
Cardiff Gabalfa Interchange
Cardiff City Centre

CO2 emissions for this route

Flight
60.99kg
Train
2.996kg
Bus
14.552kg
Car
10.486kg

Ticket price London - Cardiff every day

 
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Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 3 h 50 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff City Centre
09:00 - 12:50
£ 4.09
Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 3 h 55 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff City Centre
15:00 - 18:55
£ 4.09
Flixbus-logo
Flixbus
Duration: 3 h 35 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff City Centre
17:00 - 20:35
£ 4.09
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 3 h 45 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff Sophia Gardens
08:30 - 12:15
£ 5.23
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 3 h 40 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff Castle Street
08:30 - 12:10
£ 5.23
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 3 h 40 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff Sophia Gardens
09:30 - 13:10
£ 5.23
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 3 h 35 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Cardiff Castle Street
09:30 - 13:05
£ 5.23

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

The journey between London and Cardiff runs for about 133.0 mi and usually takes approximately 4 h 26 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 45 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?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from London to Cardiff, which usually leaves at 05:30. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 23:00. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

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, Eurolines CH and Flixbus. 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 154 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 92 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 62 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.

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