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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via Hereford  •  3 h 52 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 T14 / ...

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 15 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

Bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle T14

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

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

$16 - $24

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Hay-on-Wye. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle via Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop GN and Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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

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The best way to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye, including transfers.

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Bristol to Hay-on-Wye bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Hay-on-Wye bus services, operated by Stagecoach in South Wales, arrive at Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle station.

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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.

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There are 330+ hotels available in Hay-on-Wye. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Hay-on-Wye.
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  • Distance: 48.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 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 Cardiff University, Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop GN, Cardiff, Westgate Street, and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 5 h 1 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 - $20
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
34 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
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $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 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 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
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Yeomans Travel
Phone
01432356201
Email
sales@yeomanstravel.co.uk
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com
Bus from Country Bus Station to Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
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 & Coach Station to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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