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There are 5 ways to get from Brighton to Wales by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 45 min

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

$105 - $188

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express / ...

$19 - $25

3 alternative options

Train via Southampton Central  •  5 h 12 min

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

$93 - $179

Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M25

$40 - $82

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 - £45 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brighton and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station. 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 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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The best way to get from Brighton to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Brighton to Wales, including transfers.

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

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Brighton to Wales train services, operated by Southern, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Wales is to train which takes 3 h 45 min and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Wales.
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  • Distance: 185.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Brighton to Cardiff via London Victoria, Victoria station, Paddington station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brighton to Cardiff every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $25 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
$30 - $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 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Brighton to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Brighton to Wales train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to Wales is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Brighton to Wales.

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