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

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$34 - $60

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Bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Brecon, Interchange T14
  2. Take the bus from Brecon, Interchange to Swansea, Bus Station T6

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea 31.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea 31.6 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  41 min

  1. Take an Uber from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea 31.6 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merthyr Tydfil station to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station and arriving at Swansea, Bus Station via Brecon, Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil and arriving at Swansea via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea is 26 miles. The road distance is 31.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £26 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea, including transfers.

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

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Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Merthyr Tydfil station.

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The best way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £26 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 25.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea via Cardiff Central in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea via Brecon, Interchange in around 3 h 9 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station to Brecon, Interchange
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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Assist
$65 - $95
UberX
$65 - $95
Exec
$85 - $120
UberXL
$95 - $140
Taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station.

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Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea is 32 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea.

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