There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons by train, taxi, bus, 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, taxi  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Queen Street to Merthyr Tydfil
  2. Take a taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon Beacons

$60 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T4

$51 - $66

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Queen Street to Merthyr Tydfil
  2. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T4

$55 - $75

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons 33.6 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons 33.6 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  44 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons 33.6 miles

$70 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons is to taxi which costs £120 - £160 and takes 44 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Brecon Beacons is 30 miles. The road distance is 33.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons.
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  • Distance: 30.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Brecon Beacons, Wales?

Stagecoach South Wales operates a bus from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 1 h 24 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 Tydfil
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA (Cardiff Castle) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$70 - $95
UberX
$70 - $95
Exec
$90 - $130
UberXL
$100 - $140
Taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon Beacons
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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