Getting here Tourist Information (Brecon):
By public transport
To look up public transport routes and timetables, contact Traveline Cymru (tel 0871 200 22 33, www.traveline-cymru.info).
There are hourly direct trains to Abergavenny on the Cardiff-Manchester line, and good connections from other cities.
There are trains to Merthyr Tydfil from Cardiff and Pontypridd every half hour, taking one hour.
Llandovery is on the Heart of Wales line, with trains from Llanelli, Swansea and Shrewsbury four times a day.
For timetables and fares, contact National Rail Enquiries (tel 08457 484950, www.nationalrail.co.uk). Book ahead for the cheapest tickets.
Coach travellers can get to Abergavenny, Cardiff, Neath or Swansea with National Express (www.nationalexpress.com) or to Cardiff or Swansea with Megabus (www.megabus.com). Both these companies will carry bikes if packed in boxes, bags or cases.
It’s easy to travel to Brecon from South Wales and Hereford by bus.
Regular services run daily. The T4 runs from Cardiff to Newtown via Brecon. The T6 runs from Swansea to Brecon.
The X55 Cymru Clipper service from Swansea and Neath now runs to Pontneddfechan, serving both the Angel Inn and Dinas Rock, providing easy access to Waterfall Country.
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The Brecon Beacons National Park is within easy reach of the M4, M50 and A40.
For directions and an estimate of your journey time, search the AA journey planner (www.theaa.com/route-planner).
Travelling to the Brecon from outside the UK?
The nearest airport to Brecon is the well-connected Cardiff International Airport (www.cardiff-airport.com), which is only an hour away.
If you fly into London Gatwick, London Heathrow or any of the UK regional airports, it’s easy to continue your journey to our National Park by train or road. For options, contact Traveline Cymru (tel +44 871 200 22 33, www.traveline-cymru.info).
There are regular ferry services from Ireland to Holyhead, Fishguard and Swansea.