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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus via Abergavenny  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Abergavenny
  3. Take the bus from Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) X43

$30 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus via Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station)  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Kingsway 202
  2. Take the bus from Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) to Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station) X3
  3. Take the bus from Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) X43

$25 - $28

3 alternative options

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, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church) T4

$34 - $65

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church) T4

$33 - $37

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Bristol to Brecon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Brecon. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) via Newport, Market Square, Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) and Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Brecon.
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  • Distance: 48.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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

You can take a bus from Bristol to Brecon via Newport, Kingsway, Newport, Market Square, Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station), and Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station) in around 3 h 32 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
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 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Abergavenny
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station) to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) to Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Kingsway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Airport to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) to Abergavenny, Bus Station (Abergavenny Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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