There are 6 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  •  3 h 1 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 / ...

$32 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus via Newport, Market Square  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Market Square 7Xp
  2. Take the bus from Newport, Market Square to Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop GN (Multistorey Car Park) X5
  3. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church) T4

$27 - $28

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 24 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

$36 - $68

Bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadmead, Cabot Circus to Cardiff, Kingsway M35 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church) T4

$32 - $37

Train, bus #2  •  3 h 35 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 (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church) T4

$39 - $77

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Brecon 69.1 miles

$14 - $22

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

You can take a bus from Bristol to Brecon via Cardiff, Kingsway and Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) in around 3 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $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
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
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
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
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 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
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Newport, Market Square to Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop GN (Multistorey Car Park)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bristol and Brecon is 77 km. The road distance is 111 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Brecon is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Brecon is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £11 - £16.

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Brecon. However, there are services departing from Broadmead, Cabot Circus and arriving at Brecon, Bulwark (St Mary`s Church) via Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Bristol to Brecon, including transfers.