How to get to the Brecon Beacons by train

Planning a day out in the Brecon Beacons and want to travel there by train? You're in luck. We've got all the info you need to know about taking the train, including which train station is the closest, and upcoming train times.

The nearest train station to the Brecon Beacons

There are plenty of trains to the adventure-filled Brecon Beacons. Abergavenny station on the south-eastern edge of the park is well connected, with hourly trains on the Cardiff to Manchester route. From the south of England, London or the Midlands, change at Newport for Abergavenny. At Cardiff, you can connect with lines to Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale. From the west, Llandovery and Llandeilo are on the Heart of Wales line, with four trains a day from Llanelli, Swansea and Shrewsbury.

Whether you want to bomb down a hillside track on a mountain bike or go for a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, the Brecon Beacons makes for a fabulous day out. You'll find lots of quaint pubs and cafes in the bounds of the park, but feel free to park your own picnic and eat al fresco! For more information on visiting, the Brecon Beacons' website has lots of useful resources.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 18:45
Saturday 05:45 - 18:45
Sunday 12:00 - 18:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Café
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff help available during Ticket Office opening hours.
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd - please visit ncp.co.uk for current charges
Car parking spaces64
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces5
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Near the station building.
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

South-bound platform only accessible by footbridge with 45 steps, or by barrow crossing with lockable gates. Customers unable to use the stairs must contact Ticket Office staff during opening hours for assistance over the barrow crossing. Please allow extended time before your journey if you need to use the barrow crossing.

Nearest fully accessible station is Hereford.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

In front of the station entrance.

About Brecon Beacons National Park

Many visitors come to the Brecon Beacons National Park to take on the challenge of scaling the summit of Pen y Fan, the park’s highest peak at 886m; others walk all 95 miles of the Beacons Way, an eight-day journey through mountains and valleys, as well as the peaceful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the dramatic ruins of Llanthony Abbey and Carreg Cennen Castle. If all 95 miles is a bit much, go at your own pace and reward yourself with a well-earned pub lunch or pint on the way.

Brecon Beacons’s waterfalls are also a true magnet for walkers, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, with Waterfall Country near the village of Pontneddfechan the best place to see the rivers cascade their way to the Talybont Reservoir at Blaen-y-Glyn. Or you could seek out Henrhyd Falls near Coelbren, the highest of them all. Or if you’re looking for a less strenuous way to while away a weekend, the Brecon Beacons is home to some of the best known festivals in the country from the huge book love-in at Hay Festival every May to the Abergavenny Food Festival in September, which features celebrity chefs and attracts foody fans from all over.

Departures and arrivals from Abergavenny

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Abergavenny station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales12:501Late
to Milford HavenTransport for Wales13:022On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales13:28On time
to CarmarthenTransport for Wales14:022On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales14:361On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales12:491Late
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales13:022On time
from CarmarthenTransport for Wales13:28On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales14:012On time
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales14:361On time

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