There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons by train, bus or car

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  •  3 h 16 min

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

$118 - $183

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre) T4

$110 - $170

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Brecon Beacons 139.8 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Reading and Brecon Beacons is 111 miles. The road distance is 139.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons, including transfers.

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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Brecon Beacons, Wales?

You can take a train from Reading to Brecon Beacons via Cardiff Central and Merthyr Tydfil in around 3 h 16 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 - $15
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Glyn Tarell, Storey Arms (Storey Arms Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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