There are 5 ways to get from Porthcawl to London by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bridgend to London Paddington

$93 - $164

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) X2
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Earl's Court National Express

$19 - $25

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Bus, night bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop 1 (1 Kingsway) X2
  2. Take the night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station M25

$33 - $52

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Porthcawl to London 174.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London City (LCY) CWL - LCY

$56 - $192

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Porthcawl to London. However, there are services departing from Porthcawl, John Street and arriving at London Earl's Court via Cardiff, Castle Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Porthcawl and London is 155 miles. The road distance is 174.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Porthcawl to London without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Porthcawl to London, including transfers.

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Porthcawl to London bus services, operated by First, depart from Porthcawl, John Street station.

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The best way to get from Porthcawl to London is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 2 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to London City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Porthcawl to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Earl's Court station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porthcawl to London is 175 miles. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Porthcawl to London.

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British Airways, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to London City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Porthcawl to London.
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  • Distance: 154.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Porthcawl to London hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porthcawl to London via Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) and Cardiff, Castle Street in around 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bridgend to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $160
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop 1 (1 Kingsway)
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
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, Castle Street to London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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uk.megabus.com

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