There are 6 ways to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil by bus, train, 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

Bus, train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) X2
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

$23 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus First  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) X2
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...

$14 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street (Balkwill Chemist) to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) 172
  2. Take the bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) 9 / ...

$18

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil 40.3 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil 40.3 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil 40.3 miles

$90 - $130

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

You can take a bus from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House) and Cardiff, Philharmonic 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 Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Wood Street JB (St David`s House)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street (Balkwill Chemist) to Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station (Aberdare Bus Station) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil 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 Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$90 - $130
uberX
$90 - $130
uberEXEC
$110 - $160
uberXL
$130 - $180
Taxi from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil?

The distance between Porthcawl and Merthyr Tydfil is 37 km. The road distance is 64 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil?

The cheapest way to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 48 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil?

The quickest way to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs £100 - £130.

Is there a direct bus between Porthcawl and Merthyr Tydfil?

No, there is no direct bus from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from Porthcawl, John Street and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) via Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil?

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.