There are 4 ways to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Merthyr Tydfil, Bus Station (Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station) T4 / ...

$54 - $89

Cheapest option

Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  3 h 9 min

  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  •  3 h 30 min

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

$55 - $96

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil 97.5 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

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 3 h 9 min.

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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 and bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min 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 1 h 42 min to drive from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Merthyr Tydfil. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Taunton to Merthyr Tydfil.
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  • Distance: 52.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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 3 h 9 min.

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

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