There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  4 h 22 min

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

$113 - $200

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Bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Brighton, Pool Valley Coach Station 201 / ...

$28 - $33

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Train via Southampton Central  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton

$104 - $189

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Eastbourne 211.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Cardiff to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London Gatwick (LGW) CWL - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Eastbourne

$92 - $350

Train to Bristol, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to London Gatwick (LGW) BRS - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Eastbourne

$89 - $328

Fly Cardiff to London City, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London City (LCY) CWL - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Haywards Heath
  3. Take the train from Haywards Heath to Eastbourne

$83 - $243

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne is to bus which costs £21 - £26 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Eastbourne is 159 miles. The road distance is 211.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Eastbourne Town Centre, Memorial Roundabout via Brighton, Sea Life Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Eastbourne via Southampton Central and Brighton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £26 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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Cardiff to Eastbourne train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne.
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  • Distance: 159 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Eastbourne, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Eastbourne via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Eastbourne 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Enfidha
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Jersey
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
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 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 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
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Haywards Heath
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Haywards Heath to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Haywards Heath
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Brighton, Pool Valley Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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