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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.

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Train via London Paddington  •  4 h 26 min

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

$116 - $203

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Bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Brighton National Express / ...

$20 - $25

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Brighton

$109 - $191

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Eastbourne 211.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Cardiff to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$74 - $246

Train to Bristol, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7 h 9 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 - $327

Fly Cardiff to London City, train  •  7 h 15 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

$82 - $231

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne is to drive which costs £35 - £50 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Eastbourne. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Eastbourne Town Centre, Cornfield Road via Brighton, North Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 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 Brighton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 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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The best way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs £85 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Eastbourne bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs £85 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Eastbourne.
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  • Distance: 159 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Eastbourne via London Paddington, Paddington station, Victoria station, and London Victoria in around 4 h 26 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Eastbourne every 2 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Gibraltar
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Venice
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Glasgow, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Bristol to London Gatwick via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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 - $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 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $170
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 Gatwick Airport to Eastbourne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Bridge to Haywards Heath
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $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

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 Brighton
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Cardiff to Eastbourne bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Eastbourne is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Cardiff to Eastbourne.

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Aer Lingus, KLM, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Cardiff Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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There are 464+ hotels available in Eastbourne. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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