There are 4 ways to get from Brighton to Wales by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$104 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens National Express / ...

$19 - $24

2 alternative options

Train via Southampton Central  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central

$93 - $168

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Cardiff 190.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Wales is to bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Wales is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Wales is 186 miles. The road distance is 190.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Brighton to Wales, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Wales. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Cardiff Central via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs £80 - £150.

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  • Distance: 185.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Brighton to Cardiff via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brighton to Cardiff every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Bus operators
National Express

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