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Cardiff to Gatwick Airport

From £9 one-way*

Free entertainment: available onboard
Departures: up to 22 services per day
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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Cardiff to Gatwick Airport

Our coaches travel from Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) to Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) 22 times a day, from just £9 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.

Departing from Cardiff

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.

Arriving at Gatwick Airport

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:

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Calling at...

Cardiff to Gatwick route stops include:
  • Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens)
  • Newport, South Wales
  • Chepstow
  • Bristol Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3)
  • Gatwick Airport London (North Terminal)
  • Gatwick Airport London (South Terminal)

Travel to Gatwick from across the UK

Note: this map does not represent our entire network. Please use the journey planner above to search our full range of services.

Choose your seat

While you are always guaranteed a seat on our coaches, on this route you have the chance to choose the right one for you.

Simply choose to select your seat on the Add Extras page when booking your journey and pick your favourite!

 

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Luggage

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.

View our luggage policy 

*Limited Availability. £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 15 June 2020 for travel between 01 July 2020 and 13 October 2020.
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