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Reading to Cardiff by bus

The journey from Reading to Cardiff by bus is 95 mi and takes 3 h 10 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:50am and the last at 11:05pm. It is possible to travel from Reading to Cardiff by bus for as little as $10.04 or as much as $87.55. The best price for this journey is $10.04.

Best Price $10.04
Journey Duration 3 h 10 min
Connection per Day 24
Lowest Price $10.04
Highest Price $87.55
First Departure 2:50am
Last Departure 11:05pm
Distance 95 mi
Departure Reading
Arrival Cardiff
Carriers FlixBus, National Express,

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Departure date
Monday,Dec 04 2023

Traveling from Reading to Cardiff with Virail

Planning to travel from Reading to Cardiff? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Reading to Cardiff?

The prices for bus tickets from Reading to Cardiff vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Reading to Cardiff will cost $9.69. The average bus ticket price is approximately $40.22. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

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Cheap tickets from Reading to Cardiff
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Reading to Cardiff.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Reading to Cardiff, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Reading to Cardiff.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Reading to Cardiff

The cheapest Reading - Cardiff bus tickets can be found for as low as $17 if you’re lucky, or $35 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $116.

Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by bus

When travelling to Cardiff by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board FlixBus, National Express and Megabus from Reading to Cardiff
Compare services on board when travelling from Reading to Cardiff by bus.
Facilities FlixBus National Express Megabus
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Reading to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Bus


Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Reading to Cardiff?
A bus ticket from Reading to Cardiff is $50.97. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $10.04.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Reading to Cardiff is $10.04. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Reading and Cardiff by bus?
Reading to Cardiff is 95 mi.
How long does the bus between Reading and Cardiff take?
Reading to Cardiff is on average 5 h 10 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 h 10 min.
Which companies operate from Reading to Cardiff?
The bus journey from Reading to Cardiff is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, National Express, Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Reading to Cardiff?
Reading to Cardiff has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Reading to Cardiff leave?
The earliest bus from Reading to Cardiff departs at 2:50am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Reading to Cardiff depart?
The latest bus from Reading to Cardiff departs at 11:05pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Reading to Cardiff in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $10.04 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Reading to Cardiff?
There are 10 station(s) that you can depart from Reading to go to Cardiff. You can go from Reading, Calcot, Bath Rd, Lay-by Adj Recreation Ground, Reading, Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride, Bath Road, Festival (travel Only), Mereoak P&r, Newport (gwent), Rogerstone, Cardiff Central and Pye Corner Railway Station and you can arrive at Sophia Gardens, Rogerstone, Pye Corner Railway Station, Cardiff Central, Newport (gwent), Reading, Station North Interchange (stop Ne), London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3, Cardiff Royal Welsh College Of Music, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, North Road (friary Gardens).
How many direct connections depart from Reading to Cardiff?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from Reading to go to Cardiff.
What's the fastest journey time between Reading to Cardiff by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Reading and Cardiff is 3 h 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Reading to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Reading and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for Reading to Cardiff by bus?
The bus journey from Reading to Cardiff creates 11.6kg of CO2 emissions.

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