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

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Bus First  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) X10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...

$14 - $24

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Train  •  2 h 20 min

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

$29 - $60

Bus New Adventure Travel  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from St Thomas, Sainsbury's to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) T6
  2. Take the bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...

$22

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil 32.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil 32.2 miles

$6 - $10

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil 32.2 miles

$65 - $95

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Merthyr Tydfil station. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) via Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Merthyr Tydfil is 26 miles. The road distance is 32.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil bus services, operated by First, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station).

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Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil is to bus which takes 2 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Merthyr Tydfil station.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 25.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

You can take a bus from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil via Cardiff Central in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from St Thomas, Sainsbury's to Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
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
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brecon, Interchange (Brecon Interchange) to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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Assist
$65 - $95
UberX
$65 - $95
Exec
$85 - $120
UberXL
$95 - $140
Taxi from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil is 32 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil.

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