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.
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.
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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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!
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.
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