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

$129 - $199

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 51 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

$121 - $185

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Brecon Beacons 139.8 miles

$30 - $45

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
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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
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
$13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reading to Brecon Beacons?

The distance between Reading and Brecon Beacons is 177 km. The road distance is 224 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons?

The quickest way to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons is to drive which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £21 - £35.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Brecon Beacons?

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