Getting Here and Getting About!
In this page get information on how to get here and how to get around the Brecon Beacons.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is well served by good trunk roads bringing you in from the motorway network. From the M4 coming from the east the journey is either via the A449 to Raglan picking up the A40 or via the A470 at Cardiff. From the west off the M4 you can enter the National Park via the A4067. From the M5 one can travel by the M50 to Monmouth & join the A40 into the area.
Trains come as far as Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil if you change from the Paddington / South Wales line at either Newport or Cardiff. Traveline Cymru can help you with rail, bus, coach and journey planning and timetable information.
Please note you can call Traveline Cymru 0871 200 22 33 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)
The nearest airports to The Brecon Beacons National Park are Cardiff Airport (1 hour to the Central Beacons) & Bristol Airport (2 hours for the eastern end of the National Park). Heathrow & Birmingham are approximately 3 hours way.
Please click here for further information on public transport within the Brecon Beacons
The Beacons Bus
Beacons Bus is a network of specially commissioned buses that runs from seven major towns and cities in South Wales bringing you into and around the National Park. Download the Timetable
To find out more about travelling within the Brecon Beacons National Park Click here
Whether youre planning a trip to the Brecon Beacons or are already here, Beacons Bus is ideal for a car free, stress free day out. It operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday from the end of May to mid September.
The Heart of Wales Line
Seasoned travellers will need no reminding of the rugged beauty, tranquil villages and picturesque Victorian spa towns that are dotted along one of the most scenic lines in the United Kingdom that can be accessed from Llandovery on the western edge of The Brecon Beacons National Park.
For 121 miles between Swansea and Shrewsbury, a feast of panoramic views includes the beautiful Loughor estuary near Llanelli, the meandering river Tywi between Llandeilo and Llandovery, red kite in the skies above the Eppynt hills near Llanwrtyd Wells, the Radnor Forest between Llandrindod Wells and Knighton, and the remote borderlands of the English Marches. The impressive viaducts at Cynghordy and Knucklas are two of the seven bridges crossed on a journey that also includes 6 tunnels.
In the Brecon Area:
A&A Cabs 01874 622288
ADB Travel 07799 450663
Ace Cabs 07977 551151
Beacons Taxi 07980 020301
Bee Cabs 07702 422131
Big Mikes Taxi 07989 998706
Brecon Taxis 01874 623444
R Barnard Taxis 07974 976784
Taxi Taxi 01874 625522
The companies above have drivers who have all attended the National Park Knowledge training course and can give you local information look out for the stickers in their cabs.
In the Hay/Talgarth area:
Glasbury Taxis 01497 847925
Border Taxis 01497 821266
In the Abergavenny & Crickhowell area:
Brians 01873 858597
Central 01873 850197
Sheila's Cars 01873 857954
Crickhowell Taxis 01873 810479
Crickhowell Transport Express 01873 811764
Town to Town Taxis 0187 812399
In the Upper Swansea Valley:
Ystrad Cabs 01639 845333
Fera Cabs 01639 841115
Llandovery & Beyond:
Bridge Taxis 01558 822093
Llandeilo Taxi Services 01558 822020
Brynaman Taxis 01269 825287
ABC Taxis 01269 823535
A to B Taxis 01269 597555
Conboy Cabs 01269 596662
Rogers Taxis 01269 593210