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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Porthcawl by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bridgend National Express / ...

$39 - $58

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Pyle

$49 - $76

Bus, train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre, The Centre to Stoke Gifford, Bristol Parkway Station 73 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Bridgend

$59 - $93

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Porthcawl 67.5 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Porthcawl is 48 miles. The road distance is 67.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Porthcawl without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Bristol to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Porthcawl is to bus which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Porthcawl is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Bristol to Porthcawl.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 48 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Porthcawl, Wales?

National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Porthcawl every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Porthcawl via Cardiff Central and Pyle in around 2 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Pyle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol City Centre, The Centre to Stoke Gifford, Bristol Parkway Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Stagecoach West

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