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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

$160 - $258

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Hereford, station to Brecon, Interchange T14

Bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station 010
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
  3. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms T4 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons 209.9 miles

$45 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Brecon Beacons is 154 miles. The road distance is 209.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs £120 - £200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs £120 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Brecon Beacons is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons.

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There are 241+ hotels available in Brecon Beacons. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons.
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  • Distance: 153.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Brecon Beacons, Wales?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, London Paddington, Cardiff Central, and Merthyr Tydfil in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Brecon Beacons via London Victoria Coach Station, Cardiff, Castle Street, Cardiff, Castle Stop KA, and Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms in around 9 h 58 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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
1 h 1 min
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
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hereford, station to Brecon, Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hereford, station to Brecon, Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
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 Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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