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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Aberdare
  2. Take the bus from Aberdare, Bus Station 4 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn 7 / ...

£20 - £29

Cheapest option

Bus, line 9 bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 16 T4 / ...
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 14 to Hirwaun, Clock 9

£10 - £15

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun 27.4 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun 27.4 miles

£4 - £6

Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun by train and bus

The journey time between Cardiff Central Station and Hirwaun is around 2h 11m and covers a distance of around 28 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 30m. Operated by Transport for Wales, Stagecoach South Wales and New Adventure Travel, the Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Hirwaun, Lamb Inn. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 11m
Fastest journey time:
1h 30m
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
£20
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:39
Last service departs at:
22:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun train and bus schedules

Departing Saturday, June 19, 2021

Cardiff Central Station → Hirwaun
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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 40 min.

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The fastest way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £55 - £70 and takes 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP and arriving at Hirwaun, Clock via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Cardiff Central Station and Hirwaun is 23 miles. The road distance is 27.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h 32m and costs £19 - £29.

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It takes approximately 1h 32m to get from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun, including transfers.

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Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, depart from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP station.

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Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Hirwaun, Clock station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun is 27 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Hirwaun. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun.
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  • Distance: 23.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 32m

What companies run services between Cardiff Central Station, Wales and Hirwaun, Wales?

You can take a bus from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 14 in around 1h 45m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station 4 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 16
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station 14 to Hirwaun, Clock
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station 9 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
New Adventure Travel
Other operators
Taxi from Cardiff Central Station to Hirwaun
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Premier Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 2055 5555
Website
premiertaxis.net
Friendly Cab
Phone
+44 29 2262 9856
Website
friendlycab.co.uk
Dragon Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 20 333 333
Website
dragontaxis.com
City Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 2040 0400
Business Drive Wales
Phone
+44 1446 621251
Website
businessdrivewales.co.uk

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