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Cardiff - Reading bus information

Cardiff Reading bus map

Bus Time 4h56m
Origin Cardiff, Wales
Destination Reading, England
Distance 96 Miles
Cheapest bus fare: from £38.00
Bus operators: National Express
  • National Express is the only coach company connecting Cardiff (Wales) to Reading (England).
  • The cheapest price found to take the bus from Cardiff to Reading in the next month starts from €38.00. Coach travel is most of the time a great way to pay less if you compare to the cost of travelling by plane and trains.
  • You will need on average 4h56m to take the bus between the two cities. While coach services are usually slower than trains or flights, they are almost always the cheapest option to cover the 96 miles between Cardiff and Reading.

Best prices for bus tickets Cardiff - Reading

from £38.00 MORE 5h08m
Other modes of transport available
Train
from £12.55 MORE 1h44m

Prices calendar to travel between Cardiff and Reading

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cardiff to Reading by coach, train, carsharing and flights.

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National Express£45

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Bus times Cardiff - Reading

Leaving today? Find the next coach services to Reading

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
05:55
Reading rail station (for railair)
11:09
5h14m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
06:55
Reading rail station (for railair)
11:44
4h49m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
07:50
Reading rail station (for railair)
13:04
5h14m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
09:10
Reading rail station (for railair)
13:44
4h34m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
12:20
Reading rail station (for railair)
17:34
5h14m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
13:15
Reading rail station (for railair)
18:14
4h59m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
14:30
Reading rail station (for railair)
20:14
5h44m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
15:30
Reading rail station (for railair)
20:59
5h29m National Express
Tomorrow
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
05:55
Reading rail station (for railair)
11:09
5h14m National Express
Cardiff coach station, sophia gardens
06:55
Reading rail station (for railair)
11:44
4h49m National Express
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 bus departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 8 services are being operated today and 8 tomorrow. The first bus Cardiff to Reading departs at 05:55. The last one leaves at 15:30. Coach companies may vary the first and last departure hours depending on which day you're travelling as well as if you're travelling during the holiday season, public holidays or for a popular event.

Best time to book a Cardiff - Reading bus

Bus fare depending on when you buy your ticket

90

60

30

15

£59

7

£66

3

£56

1

£66

Same day

Days before Departure

As you can notice in the chart above, the price of the ticket for a coach from Cardiff to Reading tend to increase as the date gets closer. Purchasing your coach in advance will enable you to save money as well as avoiding missing the bus because it is full. It is 16% cheaper to get your coach 1 day in advance (from £56) as opposed to on the day you're travelling (from £66).

The figures take into account the best tickets found, when booking in advance versus on the day on you intend to travel, in the past 6 months.

Best prices for your coach from Cardiff to Reading

Gopili compares prices to help you find cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Reading for the coming days. You can also have a look at the prices for the Reading Cardiff bus to make sure you get a seat for your return journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£38.00 13/09/2019 05:55 National Express 1 day ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£38.00 12/09/2019 05:55 National Express 2 days ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£38.00 12/09/2019 07:50 National Express 2 days ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£38.00 11/09/2019 05:55 National Express 3 days ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£38.00 11/09/2019 07:50 National Express 3 days ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£43.00 14/09/2019 08:10 National Express 10 hours ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£43.00 14/09/2019 12:20 National Express 10 hours ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£43.00 14/09/2019 13:15 National Express 10 hours ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£43.00 14/09/2019 15:30 National Express 10 hours ago
Cardiff
coach station, sophia gardens
Reading
rail station (for railair)
£43.00 14/09/2019 05:10 National Express 10 hours ago

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