There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye 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 Hereford  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre) T14 / ...

$41 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus via Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station)  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station) 7Xp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station) to Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station) 69 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station) to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station) 36
  4. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre) T14 / ...

$28 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, bus Stagecoach in South Wales  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle T14

$41 - $72

Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) 216
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle T14

$39 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye 74.9 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 29 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 29 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Hay-on-Wye. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre) via Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station), Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station) and Country Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

More details

The distance between Bristol and Hay-on-Wye is 49 miles. The road distance is 74.9 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £30 - £65.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye, including transfers.

More details

Bristol to Hay-on-Wye bus services, operated by First, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

More details

Bristol to Hay-on-Wye bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre) station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Hay-on-Wye is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye.

Get driving directions

There are 372+ hotels available in Hay-on-Wye. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 48.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Hay-on-Wye, Wales?

You can take a bus from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye via Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station), Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station), Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station), and Country Bus Station in around 4 h 18 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
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $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 Hereford
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station) to Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station) to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Yeomans Travel
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com
Yeomans Canyon Travel
Phone
01432 356201
Email
sales@yeomanstravel.co.uk
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle (Tourist Information Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
yeomanscoachholidays.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 Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Phil Anslow
Phone
01495 77 55 99
Email
philanslowcoaches@outlook.com
Website
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station) to Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
Phil Anslow
Phil Anslow Travel
Phone
01495 77 55 99
Email
philanslowcoaches@outlook.com
Website
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station) to Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Monmouthshire County
Phone
+44 1633 644644
Email
contact@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Website
monmouthshire.gov.uk
Bus from Chepstow, Bus Station (Chepstow Bus Station) to Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
monmouthshire.gov.uk
Stagecoach Wye and Dean
Phone
01452 418630
Email
west.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Monmouth, Bus Station (Monmouth Bus Station) to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.