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Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Cardiff to Reading from various bus operators like National Express or FlixBus for the next days.
today
from £18
tomorrow
Friday
from £18
Saturday
from £15
Sunday
from £22
Monday
from £18
Tuesday
from £21

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    7h 10m
    04:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    12:05
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £18
  • National Express
    6h 25m
    15:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    22:10
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    6h 15m
    07:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    13:15
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £26
  • National Express
    7h 0m
    03:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    10:15
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £27
  • National Express
    5h 50m
    13:30
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    19:20
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £27

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    9h 20m
    16:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    01:35
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £18
  • National Express
    6h 40m
    15:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    21:40
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £27
  • National Express
    6h 35m
    06:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    13:20
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £28
  • National Express
    6h 30m
    03:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:45
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £29

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    9h 20m
    16:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    01:35
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £15
  • National Express
    6h 10m
    05:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    12:05
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £23
  • National Express
    6h 40m
    15:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    21:40
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £27
  • National Express
    6h 10m
    17:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    23:55
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £27

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    6h 10m
    05:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    12:05
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £22
  • National Express
    6h 30m
    03:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:45
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £29
  • National Express
    6h 20m
    13:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    19:20
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £29
  • National Express
    6h 40m
    15:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    21:40
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £29
  • National Express
    6h 10m
    17:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    23:55
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £29

Cheapest bus trips Monday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    6h 50m
    05:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    12:05
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £18
  • National Express
    6h 30m
    06:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    13:15
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £24
  • National Express
    6h 30m
    03:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    09:45
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    6h 20m
    13:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    19:20
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    6h 40m
    15:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    21:40
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £25

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • National Express
    7h 10m
    04:55
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    12:05
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £21
  • National Express
    5h 50m
    13:30
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    19:20
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    6h 25m
    15:45
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    22:10
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £25
  • National Express
    6h 15m
    07:00
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    13:15
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £26
  • National Express
    7h 0m
    03:15
    Cardiff
    Coach Station - Sophia Gardens
    10:15
    Reading
    Pincents Lane
    National Express
    Economy
    £27

Frequency of bus connections between Cardiff and Reading

See here how frequent the connections between Cardiff and Reading are, during different times and days of the week.
Saturday is the busiest day, with more than 8 daily coaches from Cardiff to Reading. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 6 daily coaches between Cardiff and Reading.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 18 coaches from Cardiff to Reading, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Cardiff and Reading, with 2 offers.

Facts about the coach from Cardiff to Reading

Compare all providers like National Express and FlixBus that travel daily 6 times by bus from Cardiff to Reading in one click and book your bus ticket from Cardiff to Reading starting from £15!

Cheapest Bus £15
Fastest Bus 5h 50m
Earliest Coach 03:15
Latest Coach 18:00
Daily Bus Connections 6 Ø
Distance 152.9 km
Coach Companies National Express and FlixBus

Cheapest coach tickets from Cardiff to Reading

Every day, 6 buses from 2 coach companies leave Cardiff for Reading: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a coach ticket for this route, starting from 12/06/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 10/06
Tuesday 11/06
Wednesday 12/06
£18
Thursday 13/06
Friday 14/06
£18
Saturday 15/06
£15
Sunday 16/06
£22
Monday 17/06
£18
Tuesday 18/06
£21
Wednesday 19/06
£17
Thursday 20/06
£20
Friday 21/06
£27
Saturday 22/06
£17
Sunday 23/06
£16
Monday 24/06
£15
Tuesday 25/06
£11
Wednesday 26/06
£15
Thursday 27/06
£13
Friday 28/06
Saturday 29/06
Sunday 30/06
£15
Monday 01/07
£16
Tuesday 02/07
Wednesday 03/07
£15
Thursday 04/07
£15
Friday 05/07
£25
Saturday 06/07
£17
Sunday 07/07

The cheapest time to travel from Cardiff to Reading

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Cardiff to Reading, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £15, Saturday is the cheapest day for a coach from Cardiff to Reading. Sunday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £22.
Afternoon is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Cardiff to Reading, with £15. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £29.

How to save money travelling from Cardiff to Reading

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Cardiff to Reading in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the coach from Cardiff to Reading, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Cardiff to Reading are also emptier.

Beloved coach companies from Cardiff to Reading

These are the most booked bus companies between Cardiff to Reading from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Cardiff and Reading

In the map below you can see, where to find all bus stations in Cardiff and Reading.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Cardiff to Reading

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Cardiff to Reading? Or which bus companies serve the route Cardiff - Reading? Below you´ll find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Cardiff to Reading bus

How much does a Cardiff Reading coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Cardiff Reading bus trip is available from £15 and takes 9h 20m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Cardiff to Reading?

This connection is offered by 2 companies with ticket prices ranging from £15 to £38. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Reading.

How many connections are available for the Cardiff Reading route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Cardiff to Reading is offered by roughly 6 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Reading from Cardiff take?

The quickest coach from Cardiff to Reading is provided by National Express and takes 5h 50m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £27. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Cardiff to Reading?

The earliest bus to Reading departs from Cardiff at 03:15. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Cardiff to Reading?

The latest bus to Reading departs from Cardiff at 18:00. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Cardiff Reading route?

Passengers looking to travel from Cardiff to Reading can travel with National Express and FlixBus. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Reading?

You can check all the direct connections between Cardiff and Reading by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: National Express and FlixBus.

What can I take with me on the bus to Reading from Cardiff?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Cardiff Reading bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Cardiff Reading bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Cardiff to Reading on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Cardiff to Reading

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

More bus routes from Cardiff and Reading

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Cardiff and from Reading. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you’ll find all the details about your bus route!

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