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There are 8 ways to get from Darlington to Porthcawl by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bridgend

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Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol, train, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
  5. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station to Porthcawl, Griffin Park

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Train, bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the bus from Cardiff, Central Station JN to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

Train via Manchester  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bridgend

Bus, night bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to Leicester Fosse Park
  2. Take the night bus from Leicester Fosse Park to Cardiff North Road
  3. Take the bus from Cardiff, Central Station JN to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

Drive  •  4h 59m

  1. Drive from Darlington to Porthcawl 306.4 miles

Fly Durham to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to London Heathrow (LHR) MME - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bridgend

Fly Durham to Southampton, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Southampton (SOU) MME - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bridgend

Darlington to Porthcawl by train and bus

The journey time between Darlington and Porthcawl is around 6h 10m and covers a distance of around 318 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 44 min. Operated by CrossCountry, First Great Western Service, Transport for Wales and others, the Darlington to Porthcawl service departs from Darlington and arrives in Porthcawl, Northways. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

10 Weekly Services
6h 10m Average Duration
£138 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Porthcawl, Lias Road via Leicester Fosse Park and Cardiff, Central Station JN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 26m.

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The distance between Darlington and Porthcawl is 230 miles. The road distance is 306.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Porthcawl without a car is to train which takes 6h 10m and costs £130 - £340.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Darlington to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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Darlington to Porthcawl bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Darlington station.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Darlington to Porthcawl bus services, operated by First Cymru, arrive at Porthcawl, Lias Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Porthcawl is 306 miles. It takes approximately 4h 59m to drive from Darlington to Porthcawl.

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  • Distance: 230 miles
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Porthcawl, Wales?

You can take a train from Darlington to Porthcawl via Newport (S Wales), Bridgend, and Bridgend, Bus Station in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Durham to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Flights from Durham to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £440
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£120 - £310
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £150
Anytime Day 1st Class
£210 - £310
Train from Darlington to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£80 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£22 - £30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from London Paddington to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£65 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from Reading to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £130
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
Transport for Wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Transport for Wales
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£27 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Bus operators
First Cymru
Phone
+44 1792 57 22 55
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JN to Porthcawl, Lias Road
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First Cymru
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station to Porthcawl, Griffin Park
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
First Cymru
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Darlington to Leicester Fosse Park
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Leicester Fosse Park to Cardiff North Road
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Henley's Bus Services Ltd
Phone
+44 1495 212288
Website
henleysbusservicesltd.co.uk
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station to Porthcawl, Griffin Park
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Henley's Bus Services Ltd
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station to Porthcawl, Griffin Park
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach South Wales

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