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TRAILHEAD – ABERGAVENNY

The most convenient international airports are Cardiff Airport, Bristol Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport is a bit further away and less convenient than Heathrow, but still doable.

From Cardiff Airport you can get to Cardiff Central Station by Cardiff Bus (every hour) or by taxi – journey time is around 25 minutes. Arriva trains run an hourly service from Rhoose Cardiff International Airport Station to Cardiff Central Station – but you have to take a taxi or bus to the Rhoose station.

From Cardiff Central Station there are hourly trains to Abergavenny run by Arriva – journey time around one hour.

From Bristol Airport the Bristol International Flyer is a regular shuttle bus that stops at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and terminates at Bristol Bus Station, with a journey time of around 25 minutes.

From Bristol Temple Meads you can take a First Great Western train to Newport and then an Arriva train form Newport to Abergavenny

From London Heathrow Airport, National Express runs a direct bus service to Newport (2 hrs 30 mins). From Newport take an Arriva train to Abergavenny.

Alternatively Railair operates a regular bus shuttle from Heathrow to Reading Station from where you can take a First Great Western train to Newport. From Newport take an Arriva train to Abergavenny.

Otherwise from Heathrow take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Station (15 mins) and take a First Great Western train from Paddington to Newport. From Newport take an Arriva train to Abergavenny.

From Gatwick Airport, take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria Station (30 mins). Then either take a National Express bus from Victoria Coach Station (5 mins walk from Victoria Rail Station) to Newport, or take a London Bus or the Underground to Paddington Station and take a First Great Western train to Newport. From Newport take an Arriva train to Abergavenny.

On arrival in Abergavenny, it is easiest to take a taxi to your accommodation.

Booking

It is generally not necessary to book in advance during the week on buses or trains – if you turn up 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time you can buy your ticket on the spot. However, it is generally less expensive to buy your tickets online in advance for both buses and trains.

Bikes

Generally National Express buses will not carry bikes unless they can be folded. A full sized bike box will almost certainly be refused. Coupled bikes in cases, Bike Fridays etc. can be carries as normal luggage.

For First Great Western’s policy on carrying bicycles, see the link below

For Arriva’s policy on carrying bikes see the link below.

Links

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