There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

$117 - $166

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T4

$71 - $86

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  2. Take the bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) 39

$76 - $99

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons 114.6 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £18 - £28 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £18 - £28 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Brecon Beacons is 78 miles. The road distance is 114.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Brecon Beacons, Wales?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil in around 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna, Beverley Hotel (56 Cathedral Road), Cardiff, Westgate Street, Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle), and Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) in around 5 h 42 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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