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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton to Porthcawl by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Bridgend

$105 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University 202
  3. Take the bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

$22 - $32

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

$66 - $116

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Porthcawl 157.5 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Porthcawl is to bus which costs £16 - £25 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 39m.

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The distance between Southampton and Porthcawl is 108 miles. The road distance is 157.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Porthcawl without a car is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs £80 - £150.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Southampton to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Porthcawl is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs £80 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £25 and takes 7h 54m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Porthcawl is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Southampton to Porthcawl.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Porthcawl.
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  • Distance: 107.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Porthcawl via Reading, Bridgend, and Bridgend, Bus Station in around 4h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Porthcawl via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Cardiff University, Cathays, Cardiff Central, and Cardiff, Wood Street JB in around 7h 54m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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