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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h

  1. Take the train from Rhoose to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2h 7m

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

$10 - $16

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street T9
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station T14

Taxi  •  43m

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

$95 - $120

Drive  •  43m

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

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  43m

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

$100 - $140

Uber  •  43m

  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 43m.

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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 43m.

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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 via Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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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 Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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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 train which takes 2h and costs £11 - £19.

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It takes approximately 2h 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 train which takes 2h and costs £11 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 35m.

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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: 2h

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

You can take a train from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central in around 2h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff, Customhouse Street and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 2h 35m.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Rhoose to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
33m
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
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
New Adventure Travel
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
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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uber.com
Assist
$70 - $100
UberX
$70 - $100
Exec
$90 - $130
UberXL
$100 - $150
Taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
43m
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
43m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cardiff Airport to Merthyr Tydfil
Estimated price
$100 - $140

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Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by Stagecoach in South Wales, arrive at 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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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil is 34 miles. It takes approximately 43m to drive from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Merthyr Tydfil.

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