Travel from Gatwick Airport to Cardiff for just £1* one-way

Our coaches travel from Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) to Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) 22 times a day, for just £1* one-way. Our coaches run around-the-clock, so you're never far away from the next direct service, no matter when you choose to travel. Our fastest journey will get you there in 4 hrs 35 minutes. With regular, reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, there's never been a better time to travel with National Express.

 

 

Services and stops

A full list of stops along this route includes: Gatwick Airport (North Terminal), Heathrow Airport (Bus Station and Terminals), Bristol Bus Station, Chepstow Bus Station, Newport Kingsway, Cardiff (Sophia Gardens).

Please view our journey planner for further information on the route/stops for this journey.

About our coaches

A guaranteed reclining leather seat, air-conditioning, plug sockets for charging your mobile, friendly drivers to help load your heavy luggage, and a 500-strong fleet of coaches taking you to 100's of UK towns, cities, airports and events...just a few of the reasons why more of our customers are making the switch from rail to coach...

Taking the coach to Cardiff

To pass the time until your coach to Cardiff, Gatwick Airport is packed with facilities to keep the whole family entertained.

Within a five-minute walk from the terminal, you'll find newsagents such as WH Smith, restaurants including Nando's and Frankie & Benny's, and other stores including coffees shops, kids entertainment and more.

Take a look at our Gatwick Airport facilities page for more information.

Arriving in Cardiff by coach

Cardiff Coach Station is based at Sophia Gardens. Located next to a sprawling shopping complex, you are a stone's throw away from dozens of high street favourites and independent stores as soon as you arrive.

For travelling further afield, Cardiff Rail Station is just a 15-minute stroll through the city centre, and is also served by a dedicated taxi rank.  The station is close to all city centre amenities, so there are no shortage of shops and sights to pass the time.

Read more on our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities and information page.

Luggage - take more of what you need!

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per person on our coaches, but be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before you pack...

For more information, view our Luggage Policy.

 

*Subject to availability