There are 6 ways to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

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

$81 - $133

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Bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T14 / ...

$67 - $81

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T14 / ...

$78 - $119

Train via Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)  •  3 h 43 min

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

$81 - $128

Bus via Bristol Airport  •  5 h 39 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 Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T14 / ...

$77 - $91

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Brecon Beacons 72.1 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Brecon Beacons is 47 miles. The road distance is 72.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £65 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Brecon Beacons is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Bristol to Brecon Beacons.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Brecon Beacons. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil in around 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna, Beverley Hotel (56 Cathedral Road), Cardiff Castle, Castle Stop 1 (Cardiff Castle), Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle), and Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) in around 4 h 26 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 - $21
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 South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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

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