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There are 4 ways to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP to Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8 T4 / ...

£32 - £139

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Bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP to Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8 T4 / ...

£17 - £25

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

£42 - £154

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Hirwaun 65.1 miles

£10 - £15

Gloucester to Hirwaun by train and bus

The journey time between Gloucester and Hirwaun is around 3h 35m and covers a distance of around 89 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by CrossCountry, Transport for Wales, First Great Western Service and others, the Gloucester to Hirwaun service departs from Gloucester and arrives in Hirwaun, Clock. Typically 114 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 35m
Fastest journey time:
2h 39m
Journey distance:
89 miles
Services per week:
114
Cheapest price:
£32
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:15
Last service departs at:
23:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gloucester to Hirwaun train and bus schedules

Departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Gloucester → Hirwaun
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The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Hirwaun. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Hirwaun, Clock via Pontcanna, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Philharmonic JP and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Gloucester and Hirwaun is 55 miles. The road distance is 65.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 58m and costs £30 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs £40 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £25 and takes 4h 18m.

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Gloucester to Hirwaun bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gloucester to Hirwaun is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Gloucester to Hirwaun.

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Map of how to get from Gloucester to Hirwaun.
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  • Distance: 55.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Gloucester, England and Hirwaun, Wales?

You can take a train from Gloucester to Hirwaun via Cardiff Central, Merthyr Tydfil, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 3h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Hirwaun via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Westgate Street KF, Cardiff, Philharmonic JP, and Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 5 in around 4h 18m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gloucester to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £27
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£21 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic JP to Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Bus Station Stand 8
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
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 Gloucester to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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