Cardiff to Brighton bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to Brighton

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr


The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Cardiff to Brighton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Bus times from Cardiff to Brighton

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Fastest Journey

7 h 49 m


7 h 49 m

Buses per day



224 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Cardiff for Brighton every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Coach from Cardiff to Brighton

distanceDistance139 miles
durationAverage coach duration7 h 49 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£22 (€24)
frequencyCoach frequency8 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 8 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Cardiff to Brighton cover the 139 miles long journey taking on average 7 h 49 min with our travel partners like National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 8 coaches operating per day. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £22, but the average price of coach tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Brighton, Patcham.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Cardiff to Brighton

Find the best coaches to Brighton from Cardiff with Omio's travel partners National Express and FlixBus from £27. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

FlixBus from Cardiff to Brighton coach information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £27
  • FlixBus frequency: 4 a day

Buses from Cardiff to Brighton: Journey Details

The first buses from Cardiff to Brighton each day depart in the very early hours of the morning. From Monday to Saturday, the final service leaves late at night, but on Sunday the final departure is earlier in the evening. Expected journey times can vary between 6 and 7 hours, including one change. All these bus services are operated by National Express.

Taking the Bus from Cardiff

Buses from Cardiff to Brighton leave from Sophia Gardens, which is on the west bank of the River Taff. There is a 24-hour car park close by, making the stop convenient for motorists. It is about 15 minutes' walk from Cardiff train station to Sophia Gardens, while another option is to take a taxi to the bus terminus. It may be advisable to book taxis in advance if travelling at night.

Getting into Brighton by Bus

The city of Brighton and Hove is one of Britain's most popular seaside resorts. On the South Coast in East Sussex, it has popular beaches and many attractive Georgian buildings. Famous landmarks in the city centre include the pier and the Royal Pavilion, which was built to look like an Indian palace. There are many unusual independent shops in the Lanes area and a wide range of restaurants and nightspots. Buses from Cardiff to Brighton arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station, which is in a central seafront location near the pier. There are regular bus services to destinations around the city, including the train station, which is about one kilometre away. Taxis are also available.

FAQs: Cardiff to Brighton coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Cardiff to Brighton with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Brighton.
Cheap coach tickets from Cardiff to Brighton can start from as little as £22 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Cardiff to Brighton is £22; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Cardiff to Brighton is 7 h 49 min   to travel the 139 mile long route, with around there are 8 coaches per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The coach from Cardiff to Brighton leaves at 11: 38. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
There are 8 coaches a day from Cardiff to Brighton which require at least one change with National Express or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
Take the Cardiff to Brighton coach with National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Cardiff and Brighton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Cardiff, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, North Road (St Josephs Convent) and Cardiff, University. When arriving in Brighton, you can end your route in coach stations like Brighton, Patcham, Brighton, Preston Circus and Brighton, Pool Valley Coach Station.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Brighton, Patcham, located 3 miles (4.8 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Brighton by coach is February.
You have options as you can travel between Cardiff and Brighton 2 different ways: coach or train.

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