There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to Porthcawl by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2 / ...

$32 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) to Porthcawl, John Street 63 / ...

$12 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Porthcawl 67.5 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Porthcawl is to bus which costs £9 - £15 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £11 - £16 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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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Bristol to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Porthcawl, John Street via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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

You can take a bus from Bristol to Porthcawl via Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) in around 2 h 47 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 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) to Porthcawl, John Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Derwen, Sarn Sainsbury to Porthcawl, John Street
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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