Cardiff docks, Wales

Coach tickets to Cardiff from London Victoria

From £6.90 one-way*

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Departures: up to 19 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 tickets to Cardiff from London

Travel from London to Cardiff via one of our National Express coaches from London Victoria to Cardiff Coach Station (Sophia Gardens), around the clock, up to 19 times a day.

From £6.90 one-way*, our National Express coaches to Cardiff from London are an affordable and convenient way to travel.

London to Cardiff journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 55 mins (from Hammersmith to Gabalfa)
Cheapest price From £6.90 *
Distance (approx) 265km
No. of stops 0 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 7:30am/23:30pm (from London Victoria Coach Station)

Our London to Cardiff services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

507 coach towards Llanelli

Our 507 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Chepstow
  • Cardiff (Gabalfa)
  • Cardiff (University)
  • Cardiff (Castle)
  • Cardiff Coach Station

509 coach towards Cardiff

Our 509 service travels up to 12 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Hammersmith (some services will not use this stop, please check your booking prior to boarding)
  • Newport
  • Cardiff (Gabalfa)
  • Cardiff (University)
  • Cardiff (Castle)
  • Cardiff Coach Station

London to Cardiff route map

Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank just outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Cardiff Coach Station

Coaches arrive in Cardiff from London Victoria Coach Station from as early as 3.45am (approx), with up to 19 services arriving throughout the day. The coach station is a 15-minute stroll from Cardiff Rail Station, and just a short stroll through the city centre.

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

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to Cardiff?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 7.30am, terminating at Cardiff Coach Station at 11.15am.

When is the last coach from London to Cardiff?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 23.30pm, arriving at Cardiff Coach Station at 2.55am.

How much is the coach from London to Cardiff?

A one-way journey from London to Cardiff is available from £6.90 *.

How long does the coach take from London to Cardiff?

Our fastest coach journey from London to Cardiff is 2 hrs 55 mins from our Hammersmith stop to our Gabalfa stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from London to Cardiff?

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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