There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 33 min

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

$118 - $166

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 41 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) T14 / ...

$71 - $86

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  2. Take the bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T14

$83 - $101

Bus via Country Bus Station  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway to Crowngate Bus Station 144
  2. Take the bus from Crowngate Bus Station to Country Bus Station 420
  3. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T14

$82 - $92

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons 114.6 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 41 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Brecon Beacons is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Brecon Beacons. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Brecon Beacons.
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  • Distance: 77.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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 33 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 Castle, Castle Stop 1 (Cardiff Castle), Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle), and Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) in around 5 h 41 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
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 Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Website
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
First Worcestershire
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway to Crowngate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com
DRM Coaches
Phone
01885 483939
Email
drm@drmbus.com
Website
drmbus.com
Bus from Crowngate Bus Station to Country Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
drmbus.com

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