There are 6 ways to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea 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  •  2 h 14 min

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

$29 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus First  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Glynneath, Woolpack (Woolpack PH) X75
  2. Take the bus from Glynneath, Woolpack (Woolpack PH) to Swansea, Sainsbury's X55

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 202 / ...

$16 - $20

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea is to bus which costs £4 - £7 and takes 2 h 25 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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The distance between Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea is 26 miles. The road distance is 31.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merthyr Tydfil station to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) and arriving at Swansea, Sainsbury's via Glynneath, Woolpack (Woolpack PH). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 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 14 min.

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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 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea via Glynneath, Woolpack (Woolpack PH) in around 2 h 25 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
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Glynneath, Woolpack (Woolpack PH)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Glynneath, Woolpack (Woolpack PH) to Swansea, Sainsbury's
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$65 - $95
uberX
$65 - $95
uberEXEC
$85 - $120
uberXL
$95 - $140
Taxi from Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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