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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Basingstoke
  3. Take the train from Basingstoke to Brookwood

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Bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Guildford station Ra2

2 alternative options

Train via Salisbury  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Basingstoke

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood 131.7 miles

Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood by train

The train journey time between Cardiff Central Station and Brookwood is around 3h and covers a distance of around 145 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 42 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry, South Western Railway and others, the Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood train service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Brookwood. Typically 148 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 18m
Layover time:
42 min
Total time:
3h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 24m
Train distance:
145 miles
Trains per week:
148
Cheapest price:
£55
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:07
Last train departs at:
21:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood train schedules

Trains departing Saturday, September 25, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood is to bus which costs £13 - £24 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Brookwood via Reading and Basingstoke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Cardiff Central Station and Brookwood is 111 miles. The road distance is 131.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood without a car is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs £55 - £170.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood, including transfers.

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Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood is to train which takes 2h 59m and costs £55 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £24 and takes 6h 1m.

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Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Brookwood station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood.
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  • Distance: 111 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Cardiff Central Station, Wales and Brookwood, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood via Reading and Basingstoke in around 2h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff Central Station to Brookwood via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Heathrow Central Bus Station, Guildford station, Guildford, and Woking in around 6h 1m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£7 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £18
Train from Cardiff Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £80
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £14
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £14
Train from Basingstoke to Brookwood
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £18
Train from Salisbury to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £32
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£8 - £10
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express

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