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There are 9 ways to get from Carlops to Hirwaun by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Crewe  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central

£170 - £428

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Bus  •  16h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff City Centre Uk042 / ...

£37 - £50

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Train  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central

£205 - £559

Train via Manchester  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central

£155 - £233

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Carlops to Hirwaun 349.3 miles

£50 - £80

Line 101 bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train, line 9 bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq to Fountainbridge, Bread Street
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
  5. Take the line 9 bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn

£65 - £267

Line 101 bus to Edinburgh, fly to Cardiff, train, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq to Fountainbridge, Bread Street
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  3. Take the train from Rhoose to Aberdare
  4. Take the bus from Aberdare, Bus Station 4 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn

£158 - £479

Line 101 bus, train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train, line 9 bus  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq to Edinburgh, Princes Street
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  5. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
  6. Take the line 9 bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn

£85 - £309

Line 101 bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq to Fountainbridge, Bread Street
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

£99 - £385

Carlops to Hirwaun by bus and train

The journey time between Carlops and Hirwaun is around 14h 50m and covers a distance of around 430 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 1m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales and others, the Carlops to Hirwaun service departs from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq and arrives in Hirwaun, Lamb Inn. Typically 28 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 50m
Fastest journey time:
9h 1m
Journey distance:
430 miles
Services per week:
28
Cheapest price:
£170
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:35
Last service departs at:
19:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Carlops to Hirwaun bus and train schedules

Carlops → Hirwaun
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The cost-effective way to get from Carlops to Hirwaun is to bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 16h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlops to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlops to Hirwaun. However, there are services departing from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq and arriving at Hirwaun, Clock via Edinburgh, London Heathrow Airport, Cardiff, Kingsway GC and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 27m.

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The distance between Carlops and Hirwaun is 282 miles. The road distance is 349.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlops to Hirwaun without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 10h 36m and costs £170 - £430.

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It takes approximately 10h 36m to get from Carlops to Hirwaun, including transfers.

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Carlops to Hirwaun bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Carlops to Hirwaun is to train via Crewe which takes 10h 36m and costs £170 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 16h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Carlops to Hirwaun bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cardiff City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Carlops to Hirwaun.
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  • Distance: 281.5 miles
  • Duration: 10h 36m

What companies run services between Carlops, Scotland and Hirwaun, Wales?

You can take a train from Carlops to Hirwaun via Edinburgh, Princes Street, Edinburgh, Crewe, Cardiff Central, Merthyr Tydfil, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 10h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlops to Hirwaun via Edinburgh, London Heathrow Airport, Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff, Kingsway GC, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 16h 27m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Rhoose to Aberdare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£180 - £430
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£180 - £220
Anytime Day 1st Class
£300 - £430
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£27 - £33
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
TransPennine Express Service
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff City Centre
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq to Fountainbridge, Bread Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Carlops, Allan Ramsey Sq to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 to Hirwaun, Lamb Inn
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
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
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlops to Hirwaun is 349 miles. It takes approximately 6h 19m to drive from Carlops to Hirwaun.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.

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

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