Balcombe Rail Station to Cathays Rail Station - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 6 hours 52 mins

Balcombe Rail Station to Cathays Rail Station

Leave at 22:54 and arrive at 08:03
Journey time 09:09
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Thameslink to Gatwick Airport

  • Three Bridges Rail Station
  • Gatwick Airport Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Reading

  • Redhill Rail Station
  • Reigate Rail Station
  • Dorking Deepdene Rail Station
  • Guildford Rail Station
  • North Camp Rail Station
  • Blackwater Rail Station
  • Wokingham Rail Station
  • Reading Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Taunton

  • Taunton Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Bristol Temple Meads

  • Bridgwater Rail Station
  • Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Rail Station
  • Weston-super-Mare Rail Station
  • Weston Milton Rail Station
  • Worle Rail Station
  • Yatton Rail Station
  • Nailsea & Backwell Rail Station
  • Parson Street Rail Station
  • Bedminster Rail Station
  • Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central

  • Lawrence Hill Rail Station
  • Stapleton Road Rail Station
  • Filton Abbey Wood Rail Station
  • Severn Tunnel Junction Rail Station
  • Newport (S Wales) Rail Station
  • Cardiff Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Transport for Wales to Cathays

  • Cardiff Queen Street Rail Station
  • Cathays Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Balcombe Rail Station to Cathays Rail Station

Leave at 00:31 and arrive at 08:17
Journey time 07:46
You will need to make 7 changes

Start with Thameslink to Three Bridges

  • Three Bridges Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Thameslink to London St Pancras International

  • Gatwick Airport Rail Station
  • Horley Rail Station
  • Purley Rail Station
  • East Croydon Rail Station
  • London Blackfriars Rail Station
  • London St Pancras International Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to King's Cross St. Pancras

  • King's Cross St. Pancras

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Circle line to Paddington

  • Euston Square Underground Station
  • Great Portland Street Underground Station
  • Baker Street Underground Station
  • Edgware Road (Circle Line) Underground Station
  • Paddington Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Paddington Rail Station

  • Paddington Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central

  • Reading Rail Station
  • Didcot Parkway Rail Station
  • Swindon Rail Station
  • Chippenham Rail Station
  • Bath Spa Rail Station
  • Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station
  • Filton Abbey Wood Rail Station
  • Bristol Parkway Rail Station
  • Newport (S Wales) Rail Station
  • Cardiff Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Transport for Wales to Cathays

  • Cardiff Queen Street Rail Station
  • Cathays Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Balcombe Rail Station to Cathays Rail Station

Leave at 06:21 and arrive at 10:02
Journey time 03:41
You will need to make 5 changes

Start with Southern to London Victoria

  • Three Bridges Rail Station
  • Gatwick Airport Rail Station
  • East Croydon Rail Station
  • Clapham Junction Rail Station
  • London Victoria Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Circle line to Paddington

  • Sloane Square Underground Station
  • South Kensington Underground Station
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station
  • High Street Kensington Underground Station
  • Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
  • Bayswater Underground Station
  • Paddington Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to Paddington Rail Station

  • Paddington Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central

  • Reading Rail Station
  • Swindon Rail Station
  • Bristol Parkway Rail Station
  • Newport (S Wales) Rail Station
  • Cardiff Central Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Transport for Wales to Cathays

  • Cardiff Queen Street Rail Station
  • Cathays Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time


Return journey: Cathays Rail Station to Balcombe Rail Station


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