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

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Train  •  2h 18m

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

£32 - £134

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Bus, train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University National Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Cathays to Merthyr Tydfil

£22 - £31

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Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil 63 miles

£10 - £16

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 18m.

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The distance between Bristol and Merthyr Tydfil is 39 miles. The road distance is 63 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to train which takes 2h 18m and costs £30 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil.

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  • Distance: 39.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 18m

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Merthyr Tydfil, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central in around 2h 18m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cathays to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
tfw.wales
Bus operators
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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