Travel Info

Tiratanaloka is situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, 7 miles from Brecon and 1 mile from the village of Talybont-on-Usk. 

Liftshare

It's possible to offer or request a lift to and from the retreat, or to arrange sharing a taxi at the station, by using our liftshare page. This is a great way to get to know someone on the retreat before you come, whilst being good for the environment and your pocket too. 

Rail

Nearest rail station is Abergavenny. 

It can sometimes be cheaper to split your tickets to find the best fare. For instance, coming from Norwich, buy a ticket from Norwich to London, then London to Newport Gwent, then Newport Gwent to Abergavenny. 

From London Paddington change at Newport. From Glasgow the cheapest option is to change at Manchester. Tiratanaloka is approximately 14 miles from Abergavenny. From there you can get a taxi or bus to Tiratanaloka.

Taxis

From Abergavenny 

  • Taxi Taxi:  01873 858597
  • Julian's Taxis:  07970 182283
  • Lewis Taxis: 01873 859839 or 07780 457477
  • Station Cars: - 01873 857 233
  • Crickhowell taxis: - 01873 811 764

Taxis cost about £30 - £35 if booked. Those outside the station can cost over £35 on meter. You may want to consider sharing a taxi with others who may be coming on the same retreat.

From Brecon 

  • Brecon taxis: 01874 623 444 - £7.50 (approximate cost)
  • Captain’s: 01874 625 108 - £10 (approximate cost)
  • or pick up from taxi rank at bus stop.

Buses

From Abergavenny 

There is a bus service from the road leading to Abergavenny train station or from Abergavenny bus station (about 10 minute walk downhill, turn right at the main road, from the train station) to Talybont-on-Usk, which is about a mile from Tiratanaloka. There is no taxi service from Talybont-on-Usk, so you would need to walk from there. Take the bus from Abergavenny for Brecon and get off at Talybont-on-Usk Post Office. 

Please download a PDF for the latest bus timetables

COACH and BUS TO/FROM CARDIFF 
Travel by coach to Cardiff and change to the local T4 bus for Brecon. There are cheap internet coach fares starting at £1 from London book via www.nationalexpress.com or www.megabus.com or call national Express 0870 580 8080.

Buses: The bus from Cardiff to Brecon is Stagecoach T4 (download a PDF), but this does not come to Talybont-on-Usk. You'll need to change onto the Stagecoach X43 service at Brecon (download a PDF).

Air Travel

Our nearest airports are Cardiff and Bristol both are served by the cut price airlines. Air Wales, Ryanair and BMI baby fly to Cardiff while Easy Jet and Ryanair fly into Bristol from many UK and European destinations. You can then get a bus from the airport to the city centre and get a train to Abergavenny from Bristol or the bus to Talybont-on-Usk  from Cardiff.

Road

From the M4 or M5 motorways, the A40 is the nearest main road. From the A40 take the slip road to Talybont-on-Usk. Follow the road to a T-junction and then turn right through Talybont-on-Usk, following the signs for Pencelli. After approximately quarter of a mile, opposite the post office, turn left over the canal bridge heading for Pontsticill and Talybont reservoir. Follow this road for approximately one mile and Tiratanaloka is on the left, just past the sign for Aber village (Aber Farm is on your right).

Click here for a map of the area.