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There are 3 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Vale

£61 - £86

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Bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University RE M10

£30 - £73

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Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Aberfan 159.2 miles

£24 - £35

London Paddington Station to Aberfan by trains

The train journey time between London Paddington Station and Aberfan is around 3h 28m and covers a distance of around 164 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 56m. Operated by Great Western Railway, Great Northern and Transport for Wales, the London Paddington Station to Aberfan train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Merthyr Vale. Typically 80 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 28m
Fastest train time:
2h 56m
Trains per week:
80
Cheapest price:
£68
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:48
Last train departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Aberfan train schedules

London Paddington Station → Aberfan
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aberfan is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan is to drive. Taking this option will cost £24 - £35 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Aberfan. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Merthyr Vale via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Aberfan is 137 miles. The road distance is 159.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs £60 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Aberfan train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs £60 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £75 and takes 6h 4m.

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London Paddington Station to Aberfan train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Merthyr Vale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Aberfan is 159 miles. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from London Paddington Station to Aberfan.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Aberfan.
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  • Distance: 137.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Aberfan, Wales?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Aberfan via Cardiff Central in around 3h 33m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University RE 4 times a day. Tickets cost £11 - £19 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £120
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cathays Park, University RE
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK

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