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There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to Hirwaun by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 14m

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

£34 - £138

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Bus  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre Uk046 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GC to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 16 T4 / ...

£16 - £22

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Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Hirwaun 65.4 miles

£9 - £15

Bristol to Hirwaun by train and bus

The journey time between Bristol and Hirwaun is around 3h 35m and covers a distance of around 66 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 33m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and others, the Bristol to Hirwaun service departs from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives in Hirwaun, Lamb Inn. Typically 89 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 35m
Fastest journey time:
2h 33m
Services per week:
89
Cheapest price:
£34
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:20
Last service departs at:
22:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol to Hirwaun train and bus schedules

Departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Bristol → Hirwaun
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Hirwaun. However, there are services departing from Bristol City Centre and arriving at Hirwaun, Clock via Cardiff, Kingsway GC and Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Bristol and Hirwaun is 44 miles. The road distance is 65.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Hirwaun without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs £30 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Bristol to Hirwaun, including transfers.

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Bristol to Hirwaun bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bristol City Centre station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Hirwaun is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs £30 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 3h 43m.

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Bristol to Hirwaun bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 16.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Hirwaun is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Bristol to Hirwaun.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Hirwaun.
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  • Distance: 44.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Hirwaun via Cardiff Central, Aberdare, and Aberdare, Bus Station 4 in around 3h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Hirwaun via Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff, Kingsway GC, and Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 14 in around 3h 43m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bristol City Centre to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway GC to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 16
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach South Wales

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