There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T9
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...

$15

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Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Rhoose to Pontypridd
  2. Take the train from Pontypridd to Merthyr Tydfil

$15 - $24

Bus, train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T9
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

$16 - $22

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil 34.1 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil 34.1 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from Cardiff Airport to Merthyr Tydfil 34.1 miles

$100 - $140

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil 34.1 miles

$70 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Airport, Airport and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) via Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from Rhoose and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil via Pontypridd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Cardiff Airport (CWL) and Merthyr Tydfil is 24 miles. The road distance is 34.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £12.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff Airport, Airport station.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Rhoose station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil is to bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £19 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station).

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 24.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

What companies run services between Cardiff Airport (CWL), Wales and Merthyr Tydfil, Wales?

You can take a bus from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil via Pontypridd in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Rhoose to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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
Train from Pontypridd to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$70 - $100
UberX
$70 - $100
Exec
$95 - $130
UberXL
$100 - $150
Taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cardiff Airport to Merthyr Tydfil
Estimated price
$100 - $140

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