There are 5 ways to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

£107 - £343

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Bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from SHEFFIELD Coach Station, Pond Street to Cardiff University National Express

£18 - £31

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Train via Birmingham  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

£116 - £334

Train, bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Hereford
  3. Take the bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station T14

£69 - £108

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil 192.3 miles

£30 - £50

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The cheapest way to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil is to bus which costs £17 - £35 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from Sheffield and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil via Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between Sheffield and Merthyr Tydfil is 139 miles. The road distance is 192.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs £100 - £350.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Sheffield station.

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The best way to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs £100 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £35 and takes 7h 54m.

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Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil station.

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Map of how to get from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 139.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Sheffield, England and Merthyr Tydfil, Wales?

You can take a train from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil via Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central in around 4h 49m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from SHEFFIELD Coach Station, Pond Street to Cardiff University once daily. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 5h 45m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £210
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£27 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£27 - £33
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£13 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£23 - £35
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Stockport to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
tfw.wales
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Stockport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £10
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Single
£18 - £27
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Stockport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hereford, Railway Station to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from SHEFFIELD Coach Station, Pond Street to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil is 192 miles. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Sheffield to Merthyr Tydfil.

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