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There are 5 ways to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2h 53m

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

$20 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Cardiff, Tresillian Way T14
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

$4 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  49m

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

$140 - $170

Drive  •  49m

  1. Drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  49m

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

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 3h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl is to taxi which costs £110 - £130 and takes 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merthyr Tydfil station to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station and arriving at Porthcawl, Lias Road via Cardiff, Wood Street JB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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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 2h 53m and costs £15 - £30.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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

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

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

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There are 240+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $58 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: 2h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl via Cardiff, Tresillian Way and Cardiff, Wood Street JB in around 3h 37m.

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
1h
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 to Porthcawl, Lias Road
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Cardiff, Wood Street JB to Porthcawl, Lias Road
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Cardiff, Tresillian Way
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
Exec
$110 - $150
UberXL
$120 - $170
Taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
49m
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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