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Our coaches travel from Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) to Gatwick Airport (North & South Terminals) 9 times a day.
With reliable services, low fares, and convenient travel timings, you can travel in style for less.
|Cardiff to Gatwick journey information|
|Fastest journey time||4 hrs 10 mins|
|Cheapest price||From £26.60 *|
|No. of stops||5 (other services may use further stops)|
|First & last journey daily||1:40am/23:40pm|
Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.
Our 201 service travels up to 9 times a day and calls at the following stops:
You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.
Cardiff Coach Station, at Sophia Gardens, is just a 15-minute stroll through the city centre from Cardiff Rail Station.
It is easy to reach via the city's bus links, and is also served by a dedicated taxi rank.
The station is close to all city centre shops and amenities, so there's no shortage of ways to help pass the time while you wait for your coach.
Read more on our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities page.
To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.
Gatwick Airport has a wide range of fantastic facilities to keep you entertained between trips.
Less than five minutes from the terminal, you'll find newsagents, restaurants, and other shops including coffee shops, clothing, entertainment for the kids and much more.
Take a look at our Gatwick Airport facilities pages for more information:
The first coach leaves from Cardiff Coach Station at 1.40am, arriving at Gatwick North Terminal at 5.50am.
The last coach leaves from Cardiff Coach Station at 23.40pm, arriving at Gatwick North Terminal at 4.20am.
A one-way journey from Cardiff to Gatwick is available from £26.60*.
Our fastest coach journey from Cardiff to Gatwick takes 4 hrs 10 mins.
We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.
Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.
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