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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  43 min

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

$9 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aber-fan, Capel Smyrna 81 / ...

$13

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Aberfan 20.3 miles

$60 - $75

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

$45 - $65

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Aberfan hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Aberfan via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) in around 1 h 27 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
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aber-fan, Capel Smyrna
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
VR Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aber-fan, Wingfield Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aber-fan, Wingfield Street
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
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
$45 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$35 - $55
uberX
$45 - $65
uberXL
$55 - $80
uberEXEC
$60 - $85
Taxi from Cardiff to Aberfan
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Aberfan?

The distance between Cardiff and Aberfan is 26 km. The road distance is 32 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Aberfan?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Aberfan?

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

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Aberfan?

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

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Aberfan?

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Aberfan. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) and arriving at Aber-fan, Capel Smyrna via Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Aberfan?

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