There are 5 ways to get from Wales to Brighton by train, bus or car

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Train via London Paddington  •  3 h 22 min

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

$109 - $190

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Brighton, Preston Circus National Express / ...

$20 - $26

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Brighton

$95 - $180

Train #2  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Fratton
  2. Take the train from Fratton to Brighton

$102 - $175

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Brighton 191.2 miles

$40 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Brighton, Preston Circus. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Brighton. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Wales and Brighton is 186 miles. The road distance is 191.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Wales to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Wales to Brighton, including transfers.

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Wales to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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

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The best way to get from Wales to Brighton is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Wales to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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

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Map of how to get from Wales to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 185.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Wales and Brighton, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Brighton via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Brighton every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

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 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from Cardiff Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $180
Train from Cardiff Central to Fratton
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Fratton to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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, Sophia Gardens to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Wales to Brighton is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Wales to Brighton.

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