How to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 27 min

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

$86 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus via Newport, Market Square  •  5 h 27 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 Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T4

$69 - $85

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 37 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) T4

$79 - $126

Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadmead, Cabot Circus to Cardiff, Kingsway M35
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T4

$74 - $94

Train via Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)  •  3 h 49 min

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

$81 - $134

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Brecon Beacons 72.1 miles

$15 - $23

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 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle), and Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) in around 3 h 46 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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 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 Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
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 Beacons is 75 km. The road distance is 115 km.

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

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

It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Bristol to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.