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There are 3 ways to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil by train or car

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Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Merthyr Tydfil

$54 - $126

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 25m

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

$55 - $96

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil 97.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil. However, there are services departing from Taunton and arriving at Merthyr Tydfil via Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between Taunton and Merthyr Tydfil is 52 miles. The road distance is 97.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs £40 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil.

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  • Distance: 52.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

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

You can take a train from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil via Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central in around 3h 12m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
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
1h 1m
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

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