Trains from Brighton to Cardiff

Brighton to Cardiff train information

Brighton Cardiff train map

Train duration 4h07m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Brighton, England
Distance 139 Miles
Train operators Southern, Gatwick Express
Lowest train price from £17.00
Average train price £39.00
  • There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Brighton in England to Cardiff in Wales are run by Southern, Gatwick Express.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 4h07m by train covering a distance of 139 miles to get to Cardiff from Brighton. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 180 days is £17.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Brighton to Cardiff train tickets

from £17.00 MORE 4h07m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.50 MORE 6h14m

Brighton - Cardiff prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Brighton to Cardiff by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Brighton to Cardiff

When are the next trains to Cardiff?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Brighton
12:02
Cardiff Central
16:42
4h40m Southern
Brighton
12:48
Cardiff Central
16:44
3h56m Gatwick Express
Brighton
13:02
Cardiff Central
17:42
4h40m Southern
Brighton
13:48
Cardiff Central
17:46
3h58m Gatwick Express
Brighton
14:02
Cardiff Central
18:43
4h41m Southern
Brighton
14:48
Cardiff Central
18:47
3h59m Gatwick Express
Brighton
17:18
Cardiff Central
21:18
4h00m Gatwick Express
Brighton
17:48
Cardiff Central
21:48
4h00m Gatwick Express
Brighton
18:02
Cardiff Central
23:00
4h58m Southern
Brighton
18:48
Cardiff Central
23:05
4h17m Gatwick Express
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 18 trains from Brighton to Cardiff are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Brighton Cardiff train leaves at 07:02 while the last train leaves the station at 20:18. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Brighton - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Brighton to Cardiff in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £25 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 44% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Brighton to Cardiff trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Brighton and Cardiff by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Cardiff to Brighton and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£17.00 07/12/2019 19:02 Southern 22 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£19.50 07/12/2019 18:02 Southern 22 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£22.00 07/12/2019 13:02 Southern 22 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£25.50 07/12/2019 20:18 Gatwick Express 22 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£27.00 07/12/2019 12:02 Southern 22 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£29.00 23/12/2019 21:33 Southern 9 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£31.50 07/12/2019 14:02 Southern 22 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£33.00 23/12/2019 07:27 Gatwick Express 9 days ago
Brighton
Cardiff
Central
£33.00 23/12/2019 14:48 Gatwick Express 9 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Discount Brighton - Cardiff train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Brighton Cardiff train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase afterwards, you will spare money.

    As an example, train tickets from Brighton to Cardiff cost on average £38.03 (1). When dividing £88 by £38.03 (£88/£38.03 = 2.31), you can see that after only 3 one way journeys from Cardiff to Brighton, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Brighton to Cardiff train £38.03 £25.35 £12.68 2.32

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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