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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 13m

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

$30 - $68

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Bus  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station T14

Taxi  •  1h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil 62.9 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil 62.9 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Merthyr Tydfil station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station via Cardiff, Dumfries Place and Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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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 13m.

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The distance between Bristol and Merthyr Tydfil is 39 miles. The road distance is 62.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £23 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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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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The best way to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £23 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 39.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

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 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff University, Cardiff, Dumfries Place, Cardiff, Customhouse Street, and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 3h 43m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $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
1h 1m
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
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Other operators
Taxi from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+44 117 923 1515
Website
yellowcabsbristol.co.uk
Alpha Taxis
Phone
+44 117 921 1211
AA Taxis
Phone
+44 117 955 5000

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

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Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Arriva Trains 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 9m to drive from Bristol to Merthyr Tydfil.

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