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There are 5 ways to get from London to Brecon Beacons by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 43 min

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

$138 - $220

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Fly  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Cardiff (CWL) LCY - CWL

$104 - $256

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms T14

Bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff University National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms T14

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from London to Brecon Beacons 179.5 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from London to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between London and Brecon Beacons is 145 miles. The road distance is 179.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Brecon Beacons without a car is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from London to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London to Brecon Beacons is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs £75 - £200 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Brecon Beacons is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from London to Brecon Beacons.

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British Airways, KLM and Flybe offer flights from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Brecon Beacons. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Brecon Beacons.
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  • Distance: 145.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between London, England and Brecon Beacons, Wales?

You can take a train from London to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff University, Cardiff, Greyfriars Road Stop GN, Cardiff, Westgate Street, Cardiff, Philharmonic, and Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms in around 7 h 11 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in 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 London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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