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

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Bus, train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Temple Meads Stn A1
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Mountain Ash

£40 - £142

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M10
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GB to Pontypridd, Bus Station 9 132 / ...

£21 - £32

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales 62.1 miles

£9 - £14

Towncar  •  1h 12m

  1. Take a town car from Bristol Airport to South Wales 62.1 miles

£30 - £120

Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales by bus and train

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and South Wales is around 3h 36m and covers a distance of around 65 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 36m. Operated by First, First Great Western Service, CrossCountry and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Mountain Ash. Typically 35 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 36m
Fastest journey time:
2h 36m
Services per week:
35
Cheapest price:
£40
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 South Wales bus and train schedules

Departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Bristol Airport (BRS) → South Wales
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Mountain Ash, Bruce Arms Hotel via Cabot Circus, Cardiff, Kingsway GB and Pontypridd, Bus Station 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and South Wales is 36 miles. The road distance is 62.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 18m and costs £40 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Cabot Circus station.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Pontypridd, Bus Station 9.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to South Wales via Cabot Circus, Cardiff, Kingsway GQ, Cardiff, Kingsway GB, and Pontypridd, Bus Station 5 in around 4h 27m.

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
Megabus UK
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GB to Pontypridd, Bus Station 9
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GC to Pontypridd, Bus Station 4
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
New Adventure Travel
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Bristol Airport to South Wales
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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