There are 7 ways to get from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (St James` Vicarage) to Cardiff, Kingsway Hilton (Hilton Hotel) X3
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...

$17

Cheapest option

Line 21 bus, train, bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Registry Office) to Newbridge, Co-op (Co-operative) 21
  2. Take the train from Newbridge to Ebbw Vale Town
  3. Take the bus from Ebbw Vale, Learning Zone (Ebbw Vale Learning Zone) to Penydarren, Trevithick Memorial (Theatre Royal) X4

$13 - $16

5 alternative options

Line 21 bus, line 2 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Registry Office) to Blackwood, Interchange (Blackwood Interchange) 21
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Bargoed, Interchange to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) 2 / ...

$16

Train  •  2 h 44 min

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

$20 - $30

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil 22.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil 22.8 miles

$4 - $8

Uber  •  30 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil 22.8 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil station. However, there are services departing from Pontypool, Town Hall (St James` Vicarage) and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) via Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Pontypool and Merthyr Tydfil is 15 miles. The road distance is 22.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, depart from Pontypool, Town Hall (St James` Vicarage) station.

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The best way to get from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil is to bus which takes 2 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 44 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil is 23 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil.

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

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Map of how to get from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 14.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff, Kingsway Hilton (Hilton Hotel) and Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) in around 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil via Northville, Trussel Road (Somerset Rd Industrial Estate), Cwmbran, and Cardiff Central in around 2 h 44 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newbridge to Ebbw Vale Town
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $4
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
First Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Cwmbran to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (St James` Vicarage) to Cardiff, Kingsway Hilton (Hilton Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway (Cardiff Castle) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Registry Office) to Newbridge, Co-op (Co-operative)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ebbw Vale, Learning Zone (Ebbw Vale Learning Zone) to Penydarren, Trevithick Memorial (Theatre Royal)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Registry Office) to Blackwood, Interchange (Blackwood Interchange)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bargoed, Interchange to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (St James` Vicarage) to Cardiff, Kingsway Hilton (Hilton Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $70
UberX
$45 - $70
Exec
$65 - $90
UberXL
$70 - $100
Taxi from Pontypool to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Chow Taxi
Phone
+441633 211011
Website
chowtaxis.com
ABC Taxis Newport
Phone
+441633 271007
Website
abctaxisnewport.co.uk

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