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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Aberfan by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Queen Street to Merthyr Vale

$8 - $13

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Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station T4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Aberfan, Capel Smyrna 81 / ...

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Aberfan 20.3 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Aberfan 20.3 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Aberfan 20.3 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Aberfan is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Aberfan is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Aberfan. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA and arriving at Aberfan, Capel Smyrna via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Queen Street and arriving at Merthyr Vale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Aberfan is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Aberfan without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs £6 - £10.

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The train from Cardiff Queen Street to Merthyr Vale takes 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Aberfan bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, depart from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA station.

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Cardiff to Aberfan train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Cardiff Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Aberfan is to train which takes 43 min and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Aberfan.
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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Aberfan, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Aberfan hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Aberfan via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station in around 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Queen Street to Merthyr Vale
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Aberfan, Capel Smyrna
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Aberfan, Wingfield Street
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Aberfan
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $60
UberX
$40 - $60
Exec
$55 - $80
UberXL
$60 - $90
Taxi from Cardiff to Aberfan
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

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Cardiff to Aberfan bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Aberfan, Capel Smyrna station.

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Cardiff to Aberfan train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Merthyr Vale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Aberfan is 20 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Cardiff to Aberfan.

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