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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Aberdare

£41 - £144

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Bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre Uk042 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GC to Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8 T4 / ...

£21 - £28

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Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare 65.8 miles

£10 - £15

Towncar  •  1h 17m

  1. Take a town car from Bristol Airport to Aberdare 65.8 miles

£30 - £120

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare by bus and train

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Aberdare is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 69 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 28m. Operated by First, First Great Western Service, CrossCountry and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Aberdare. Typically 96 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 19m
Fastest journey time:
2h 28m
Journey distance:
69 miles
Services per week:
96
Cheapest price:
£41
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare bus and train schedules

Departing Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bristol Airport (BRS) → Aberdare
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Gadlys, Little Theatre via Bristol City Centre, Cardiff, Kingsway GC and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Aberdare is 39 miles. The road distance is 65.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs £40 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bristol City Centre station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs £40 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £29 and takes 4h 29m.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare.
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  • Distance: 39.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Aberdare, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare via Temple Meads Stn, Bristol Temple Meads, and Cardiff Central in around 3h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Aberdare via Cabot Circus, Bristol City Centre, Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff, Kingsway GC, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 4h 29m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GC to Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Bristol Airport to Aberdare
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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