River Thames, London

Coach travel from Cardiff to London

From £8.90 one-way*

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Departures: up to 21 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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Coaches to London from Cardiff

Our fastest coach from Cardiff to London will get you there in 2 hours 55 mins from Gabalfa to Earl's Court, giving you more time to explore this spectacular capital city.

With coaches running around-the-clock from early in the morning until the evening and cheap tickets from Cardiff to London from £8.90 one-way*, you can travel with confidence and comfort.

Cardiff to London journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 55 mins (Gabalfa to Earl's Court)
Cheapest price From £8.90 *
Distance (approx) 262km
No. of stops 3 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:30am/19:45pm

Our Cardiff to London services and stops

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

507 coach towards London

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

  • Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
  • Cardiff (University)
  • Cardiff (Gabalfa)
  • Chepstow Bus Station
  • London (Hammersmith)
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

509 coach towards London

Our 509 service travels up to 14 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
  • Cardiff (University)
  • Cardiff (Gabalfa)
  • Newport, South Wales
  • Chepstow Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

Cardiff to London route map

Departing from Cardiff Coach Station

Cardiff Coach Station is just a 15-minute stroll through the city centre from Cardiff Rail Station, and is also well-served by a dedicated taxi rank. The station is close to city centre amenities, so there are no shortage of shops and sights to pass the time.

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

Arriving at 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 outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cardiff to London?

The first coach leaves from Cardiff Coach Station at 2.30am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 5.50am.

When is the last coach from Cardiff to London?

The last coach leaves from Cardiff Coach Station at 19.45pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 23.15pm.

How much is the coach from Cardiff to London?

A one-way journey from Cardiff to London is available from £8.90*.

How long does the coach take from Cardiff to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Cardiff to London takes 2 hours and 55 mins from Gabalfa to Earl's Court.

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

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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