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Train Information between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£77 (€88)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove cover the 139 miles (224 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 46 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £77, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £64. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Brighton Railway Station.

Train from Cardiff to Brighton: Journey Details

The train from Cardiff to Brighton is operated by First Great Western and Southern Trains, with a journey time of between four and five hours depending on whether connections are made in London or Southampton Central. Trains run from around 5:00 a.m. until just before 7:00 p.m., with two to three trains per hour. Later trains involve an overnight journey and there is a reduced service on Sundays.

Taking the Train from Cardiff

Cardiff Central is the busiest station in Wales. It is located in the heart of the city, close to Cardiff Bay. Regional trains operate into Cardiff from the Vale of Glamorgan and West Wales. Buses arrive at Cardiff Central Bus Station, opposite the Railway Station. Local buses are operated by Cardiff Bus and ECT, with regular services from all parts of Cardiff city centre and suburbs. Taxis are available at the station.

Getting into Brighton by Train

Brighton is a lively and attractive seaside town, with one of the few remaining Victorian piers in the country. Visitor attractions include the Brighton Pavilion with its exotic domes, the old shopping Lanes, Sea World Aquarium and the Brighton Eye, located at the entrance to the Palace Pier. Brighton Railway Station is a few minutes bus ride from the historic centre of Brighton, the Esplanade and beaches. It is a busy hub, which serves central London, Gatwick and Luton airports and towns along the South Coast. Frequent local bus services around the town are operated by the Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company. During university terms, the Big Lemon Bus Company also operates a frequent and economical service on weekdays. Brighton has a weekend night bus service and there is a secure bicycle garage and taxi ranks at the station.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove
Travel by train to Brighton and Hove easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove for as little as £64  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Brighton and Hove train prices are on average £77  one way.
How far is it from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove by train?
The distance to Brighton and Hove from Cardiff by train is approximately 139 miles (224 km).
What is the average Cardiff to Brighton and Hove train duration?
On average the Cardiff to Brighton and Hove train time is 3 h 46 min  covering the 139 miles (224 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in Cardiff goes to Brighton and Hove? Which train station do I come into Brighton and Hove from Cardiff?

When taking the train to Brighton and Hove from Cardiff, you can choose to depart from train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). Your trip can end in train stations such as Brighton Railway Station and London Road (Brighton).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Brighton Railway Station.

Where do I find the Cardiff train station to Brighton and Hove? Where is the Brighton and Hove train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Brighton and Hove, called Brighton Railway Station, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?
For the best Cardiff to Brighton and Hove train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Brighton and Hove is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove? What time is the last train from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove?
If you prefer early morning trains from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove, the first train leaves at 07: 18. If you prefer late night trains from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove, the last train of the day leaves at 09: 41. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets between Cardiff and Brighton and Hove to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £77 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Cardiff to Brighton and Hove a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Brighton and Hove
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cardiff for your journey to Brighton and Hove.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway