Brighton is 183 miles (294.63Km) from Cardiff. If you are travelling to Brighton by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.
If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.
Trains from Cardiff to Brighton run from Cardiff Central. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Cardiff and Brighton runs regularly up to 37 times a day. The first Train leaves Cardiff at 05:14 and the last Train departing at 19:25. The journey time on the Train is 3hr 52min.
The train service from Cardiff to Brighton is not direct and requires 1, 2 or 3 changes.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Cardiff to Brighton for just 32.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 100.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
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If you are arriving or departing from Brighton by Train, you will be using Brighton Train station on London Road. Brighton Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.
If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.
The Bus service between Cardiff and Brighton runs 21 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 01:20 and the last bus is at 23:20. You can book a return fare from 29.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Brighton runs from Cardiff Bus Station in Cardiff to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station in Brighton. Brighton is 183 miles (294.63Km) from Cardiff and the journey time on the Bus will take 5hr 40min.
The bus service from Cardiff Bus Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station is not direct and requires 1 change either at Gatwick Airport London (South Terminal) or in London (Victoria Couch Station). There is an overnight bus leaving Cardiff at 23:20 and arriving in Brighton at 5:35 next day.
Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Cardiff to Brighton click the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Brighton by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Brighton City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Brighton see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.