There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove 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 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

$117 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Brighton, Preston Circus National Express / ...

$25 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Brighton

$100 - $190

Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to North Terminal Bus Station M25

$36 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove 190.8 miles

$40 - $60

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, Megabus UK operates a bus from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 45 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
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Cardiff Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Megabus UK
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?

The distance between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove is 224 km. The road distance is 305 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 6 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove is to drive which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £28 - £45.

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove?

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 29 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove?

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Kingsway and arriving at Brighton, Pool Valley Coach Station via North Terminal Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?

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