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There are 6 ways to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  2 h 26 min

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

$21 - $39

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Bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Wood Street JB X2
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station T4 / ...

Bus, line 9 bus  •  2 h 58 min

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

Taxi  •  48 min

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

$140 - $170

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

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil station. However, there are services departing from Porthcawl, John Street and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station via Cardiff, Castle Stop KA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Porthcawl and Merthyr Tydfil is 23 miles. The road distance is 40.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs £15 - £30.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by First, depart from Porthcawl, John Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil is 40 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Merthyr Tydfil. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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 and Cardiff, Castle Stop KA in around 2 h 58 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
$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 Porthcawl, Northways to Bridgend, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Cardiff, Wood Street JB
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Porthcawl, Northways to Bridgend, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Stop KA to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Aberdare, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Bus from Aberdare, Bus Station to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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uber.com
Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
Exec
$110 - $150
UberXL
$120 - $170
Taxi from Porthcawl to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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