There are 6 ways to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2 / ...

$21 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus First  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Royal Hotel KJ X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2

$13 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) 9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) 172

$17

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl 40.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl 40.4 miles

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Merthyr Tydfil station to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) and arriving at Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) via Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Merthyr Tydfil and Porthcawl is 23 miles. The road distance is 40.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station).

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Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl bus services, operated by First, arrive at Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl is 40 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

What companies run services between Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and Porthcawl, Wales?

You can take a bus from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl via Cardiff, Royal Hotel KJ and Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) in around 2 h 46 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central
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
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Royal Hotel KJ
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
Exec
$110 - $150
UberXL
$120 - $170
Taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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