There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove by train, bus or car

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Train via London Paddington  •  3 h 22 min

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

$109 - $189

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$20 - $25

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Brighton

$95 - $180

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove 190.8 miles

$40 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Brighton, Preston Circus. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Brighton. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove is 140 miles. The road distance is 190.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Brighton and Hove bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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Cardiff to Brighton and Hove train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Cardiff to Brighton and Hove bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Cardiff to Brighton and Hove train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Brighton station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Brighton and Hove, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
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 Cardiff Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $180
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Brighton and Hove is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove.

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