Our coaches travel from Gatwick Airport (South Terminal) to Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) up to 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.
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).
Within a five-minute walk from the terminal, you'll find newsagents, restaurants and other stores including coffees shops, kids entertainment and more.
Take a look at our Gatwick Airport facilities pages for more information:
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 our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities page for more information.
*Subject to availability
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 person on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.
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