Route from Bridgend to Thanet by car

The driving distance between Bridgend and Thanet is 242 miles. Travel time is 4 hours and 9 minutes by car.

From: Bridgend, County: Bridgend, Wales
To: Thanet, County: Kent, England
242 mi , 4 h 9 min
Tolls: Stations
Fuel consumption:
Fuel cost:

Route from Bridgend to Thanet on map

Driving directions from Bridgend to Thanet

242 mi 4 h 9 min
Head north on Nolton Street
64 ft
Turn right onto Brackla Street
1021 ft
Turn right onto Tremains Road (B4181)
0.3 mi
Continue onto Coychurch Road (B4181)
0.4 mi
Enter Coychurch Road and take the 2nd exit onto Coychurch Road (B4181)
173 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Coychurch Road (B4181)
0.9 mi
Turn right onto B4181
0.3 mi
Keep left onto Coychurch Road (A473)
1.4 mi
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A473
220 ft
Exit the roundabout onto A473
0.4 mi
Make a slight right
544 ft
Keep right at the fork
493 ft
Take the ramp on the left
1275 ft
Merge right onto M4
33.4 mi
Keep right onto M4
92 mi
Take the ramp on the left towards A329(M): Reading (E)
0.3 mi
Keep right towards A329(M)
0.9 mi
Merge right onto A329(M)
2.8 mi
Keep left onto Berkshire Way (A329)
593 ft
Keep right onto Berkshire Way (A329)
0.6 mi
Enter Doncastle Roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Berkshire Way (A329)
81 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Berkshire Way (A329)
0.6 mi
Enter Twin Bridges Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Downshire Way (A322)
261 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Downshire Way (A322)
0.6 mi
Enter Horse and Groom Roundabout and take the 4th exit onto Bagshot Road (A322)
496 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Bagshot Road (A322)
0.5 mi
Enter Sports Centre Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A322
363 ft
Exit the roundabout onto A322
2.7 mi
Keep left onto Bracknell Road (A322)
0.9 mi
Continue onto Bagshot Bypass (A322)
0.8 mi
Take the ramp on the left
0.3 mi
Merge right onto M3
6.3 mi
Take the ramp on the left towards M25
1258 ft
Keep right towards M25: Gatwick
0.8 mi
Merge right onto M25
34.8 mi
Keep right towards M26: Dover
0.7 mi
Continue towards M26: Maidstone
10.1 mi
Merge right onto M20
7.9 mi
Take exit 7 on the left towards A249: Sheerness
0.3 mi
Keep left towards A249: Sittingbourne
592 ft
Merge right onto Sittingbourne Road (A249)
1.1 mi
Continue onto Detling Hill (A249)
4.3 mi
Take the ramp on the left onto M2
13.2 mi
Continue onto Thanet Way (A299)
11.7 mi
Take the ramp on the left
0.3 mi
Continue straight
0.5 mi
Merge right onto Thanet Way (A299)
3.6 mi
Enter St Nicholas-at-Wade Roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Thanet Way (A299)
278 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Thanet Way (A299)
1 mi
Enter Monkton Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Canterbury Road West (A299)
147 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Canterbury Road West (A299)
1.6 mi
Enter Minster Roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Minster Road (B2190)
39 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Minster Road (B2190)
1096 ft
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto B2190
167 ft
Exit the roundabout onto B2190
585 ft
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Spitfire Way (B2190)
167 ft
Exit the roundabout onto Spitfire Way (B2190)
0.4 mi
Turn left onto Alland Grange Lane
0.7 mi
Continue onto Woodchurch Road
0.6 mi
Make a slight right
173 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right
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How much is the expense of driving from Bridgend to Thanet?

The expense of driving from Bridgend to Thanet using petrol amounts to £42. This computation is based on a petrol price of 143 pence per liter and a car's fuel efficiency of 37.5 miles per gallon. For those considering carpooling arrangements, the cost per passenger decreases with more occupants. With two passengers, the cost per person is £21 (£42 divided by 2). With three passengers, it's approximately £14 per person (£42 divided by 3), and with four passengers, it's £10.5 per person (£42 divided by 4).

To delve deeper into the calculations, we can explore the fuel cost calculation. This is determined by the distance traveled and the car's fuel consumption rate. For this journey, approximately 29.4 liters of fuel would be required. Multiplying this by the petrol price per liter results in the total fuel cost of £42 for the trip from Bridgend to Thanet.


One thing that can affect fuel consumption is the condition of the road for the following reasons:

  1. Surface Roughness: Rough road surfaces, such as those with potholes, cracks, or uneven pavement, can increase rolling resistance. This means the tires have to work harder to maintain speed, leading to higher fuel consumption.

  2. Friction: Poor road conditions can also increase friction between the tires and the road surface. This friction creates drag, which requires the engine to work harder to overcome. As a result, fuel consumption can increase, especially at higher speeds.

  3. Traffic Congestion: Roads with heavy traffic congestion often involve frequent stops and starts, as well as idling in traffic queues. This constant acceleration and deceleration can lead to increased fuel consumption compared to driving on open, free-flowing roads.

  4. Elevation Changes: Roads with steep inclines or declines can affect fuel consumption, especially for vehicles with less powerful engines. Climbing uphill requires more power from the engine and thus more fuel, while descending downhill may require additional braking and fuel to maintain control.

  5. Weather Conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, or ice can affect road traction and vehicle stability. Drivers may need to adjust their speed and driving behavior, which can impact fuel consumption.

  6. Surface Quality: Smooth road surfaces with good pavement quality generally result in lower fuel consumption compared to rough or poorly maintained roads. This is because smooth roads reduce rolling resistance and allow for more efficient vehicle operation.

Overall, road conditions play a significant role in determining fuel consumption, and drivers may experience variations in fuel efficiency depending on the condition of the roads they are driving on.

Diesel cost from Bridgend to Thanet.

The trip with diesel fuel costs 26.5 £ (151p/lt, 62.7 mpg).
For 2 passengers: 13.25 £ (26.5/2) /p.
For 3 passengers: 8.83 £ (26.5/3) /p.
For 4 passengers: 6.63 £ (26.5/4) /p.

Alternative routes from Bridgend to Thanet

The most time-consuming route from Bridgend to Thanet spans a distance of 273.35 miles and requires a travel time of 5 hours and 57 minutes.

Which is the cheapest route from Bridgend to Thanet by car?

The cheapest route from Bridgend to Thanet is the first suggested route (242mi, 4h 9min) and costs 42 £ (petrol fuel cost, 143p/lt, 37.5mpg).

The most expensive route from Bridgend to Thanet is the second suggested route (273mi, 5h 57min) and costs 47.4 £.

For greater safety, the driver should choose the route that passes through the highway (median barrier) and not through smaller roads (curves in the road, bad road conditions, no median barrier).

How to get from Bridgend to Thanet?

There are two suggested routes. The fastest route is 242mi (distance from Bridgend to Thanet) and its duration is 4h 9min. The slowest route is 273mi, and its duration is 5h 57min.

RouteCalculator provides you with the information to prepare your trip from Bridgend to Thanet by car or motorbike. It offers you alternative road routes that you can follow to go from Bridgend to Thanet. It provides driving directions from Bridgend to Thanet, i.e. where to turn and when, distance of the Bridgend - Thanet route, travel time, display of the route on the map, fuel cost (petrol, diesel) and toll (if exist) cost.

In case you share the journey (carpooling) from Bridgend to Thanet with other people or friends, RouteCalculator provides the cost of the journey and the amount that each passenger will have to pay.

Where is Bridgend located?

Bridgend is located in Bridgend county and in Wales. It is situated at an altitude of 27 meters above sea level. Bridgend has coordinates 51.5042860o,-3.5769450o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Bridgend from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.

What is the location of Thanet?

Thanet is located in Kent county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 32 meters above sea level. Thanet has coordinates 51.3602516o,1.3484663o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Thanet from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.