There are 6 ways to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Neath

$26 - $55

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus, line 8 bus, bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Ynysfach, Merthyr Tydfil College to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) 6 / ...
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Pont-Walby, Pontwalby Bridge 8
  3. Take the bus from Pont-Walby, Pontwalby Bridge to Neath, Bus Station (Neath Bus Station) X55

$13 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) T4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Neath, Railway Station (Neath Railway Station) T6

$20

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath 24.1 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath 24.1 miles

$5 - $8

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath 24.1 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath is to taxi which costs £65 - £80 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merthyr Tydfil station to Neath station. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) and arriving at Neath, Railway Station (Neath Railway Station) via Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil and arriving at Neath via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Merthyr Tydfil and Neath is 19 miles. The road distance is 24.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £20 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath, including transfers.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Neath bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station).

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Merthyr Tydfil to Neath train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Merthyr Tydfil station.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £20 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Neath bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Neath, Railway Station (Neath Railway Station).

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Merthyr Tydfil to Neath train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Neath station.

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Map of how to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath.
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  • Distance: 19.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and Neath, Wales?

You can take a train from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath via Cardiff Central in around 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath via Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) in around 2 h 47 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Train from Cardiff Central to Neath
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Neath
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ynysfach, Merthyr Tydfil College to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Pont-Walby, Pontwalby Bridge
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Neath, Railway Station (Neath Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$50 - $75
UberX
$50 - $75
Exec
$65 - $95
UberXL
$70 - $110
Taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Neath
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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