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

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  •  3 h 55 min

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

$110 - $191

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bath National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bath to Bridgend National Express

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2

$66 - $116

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Porthcawl 157.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Porthcawl, John Street via Bath and Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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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 3 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Southampton to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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Southampton to Porthcawl bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Porthcawl is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 22 min.

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Southampton to Porthcawl bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bridgend station.

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

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There are 228+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $64 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: 3 h 55 min

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 (Bridgend Bus Station) in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Porthcawl via Bath, Bridgend, and Bridgend, Sarn Odeon (Sarn Retail Park) in around 6 h 22 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $130
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
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 Bath
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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