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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Brecon, Interchange T14

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Merthyr Tydfil  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
  3. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Llanfaes, St David`s Church T14

Bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station to Brecon, Bulwark T6

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Brecon 69.1 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Brecon is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Brecon is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Brecon. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Brecon, Bulwark via Swansea, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Brecon is 48 miles. The road distance is 69.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Brecon without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Bristol to Brecon, including transfers.

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Bristol to Brecon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Brecon bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Brecon, Bulwark station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Brecon is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Bristol to Brecon.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Brecon. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Brecon.
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  • Distance: 48.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Brecon, Wales?

You can take a bus from Bristol to Brecon via Swansea Bus Station and Swansea, Bus Station in around 5 h 23 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 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
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 Cardiff, Philharmonic to Brecon, Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Llanfaes, St David`s Church
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
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