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There are 8 ways to get from Brighton to Cognac by train, bus, night bus, car ferry, car, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Angouleme Tgv
  4. Take the train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Cognac Ter

165€ - 337€

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Bus  •  21h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Angoulême
  4. Take the bus from Angoulême - SNCF to Cognac - Place Gambetta 15

44€ - 60€

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Train, night bus, bus  •  20h 4m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Angoulême 210
  4. Take the bus from Angoulême - Hôtel de Ville to Cognac - Place Gambetta 15

145€ - 219€

Car ferry, drive  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe LD Lines
  2. Drive from Dieppe to Cognac

84€ - 183€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 13m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Cognac

252€ - 305€

Fly London Gatwick to La Rochelle, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to La Rochelle (LRH) LGW - LRH
  2. Take the train from Gare de La Rochelle-Ville to Gare de Cognac

131€ - 534€

Fly London Gatwick to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Angouleme
  3. Take the train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Cognac

67€ - 233€

Train to Southampton, fly to La Rochelle, train  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to La Rochelle (LRH) SOU - LRH
  3. Take the train from Gare de La Rochelle-Ville to Gare de Cognac

201€ - 828€

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Cognac is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 21h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Cognac is to fly and train which costs £110 - £480 and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Cognac. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Cognac - Place Gambetta via London, Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport and Angoulême - SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 45m.

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The distance between Brighton and Cognac is 357 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Cognac without a car is to train which takes 9h 30m and costs £140 - £300.

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It takes approximately 9h 30m to get from Brighton to Cognac, including transfers.

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Brighton to Cognac bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Cognac is to train which takes 9h 30m and costs £140 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 21h 45m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to La Rochelle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Brighton to Cognac bus services, operated by CITRAM Charente, arrive at Cognac - Place Gambetta station.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Cognac.
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  • Distance: 356.5 miles
  • Duration: 9h 30m

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Cognac, France?

You can take a train from Brighton to Cognac via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, and Gare de Angoulême in around 9h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Cognac via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, Angoulême, and Angoulême - SNCF in around 21h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 300€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 32€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 32€
1st Class
44€ - 50€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Angoulême to Gare de Cognac
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 12€
1st Class
9€ - 16€
Train from Gare de La Rochelle-Ville to Gare de Cognac
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 16€
1st Class
18€ - 30€
Train from Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean to Gare de Angoulême
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 19€
1st Class
24€ - 40€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
17€ - 26€
Advanced Single
18€ - 26€
Anytime Day Single
29€ - 55€
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Book at
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to Angoulême
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Ouibus
CITRAM Charente
Phone
05.45.25.99.99
Email
infos@citram-charente.fr
Website
citram-charente.fr
Bus from Angoulême - SNCF to Cognac - Place Gambetta
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1€
Schedules at
citram-charente.fr
Bus from Angoulême - Hôtel de Ville to Cognac - Place Gambetta
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1€
Schedules at
citram-charente.fr
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Angoulême
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 70€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 29€
Reclining Seat
29€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
13€
2-bed inside cabin
45€ - 70€

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Cognac is 1h ahead of Brighton. It is currently 5:08 AM in Brighton and 6:08 AM in Cognac.

easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to La Rochelle Airport.

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There are 219+ hotels available in Cognac. Prices start at 65€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brighton to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 23m and costs £9 - £25.

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