There are 4 ways to get from London to Merthyr Tydfil by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 27 min

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

$89 - $157

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express / ...

$24 - $49

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from London to Merthyr Tydfil 170.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  7 h 1 min

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

$61 - $198

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Merthyr Tydfil station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) via Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from London Paddington and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between London and Merthyr Tydfil is 141 miles. The road distance is 170.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from London to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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London to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London to Merthyr Tydfil is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 1 min.

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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London to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from London to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 141.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between London, England and Merthyr Tydfil, Wales?

You can take a train from London to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central in around 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Merthyr Tydfil hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Megabus UK also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Exeter, Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
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
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
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, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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London to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Merthyr Tydfil is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from London to Merthyr Tydfil.

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

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There are 213+ hotels available in Merthyr Tydfil. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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

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