I'm planning a journey from Brecon (actually 5 miles west) to Oban. Too early for bus or train timetables for late July, but a prelinary look on Rio2Rome.com leads me to consider:
Bus into Brecon. Another bus to Cardiff. Another bus to Cardiff airport. Fly to Glasgow. Train to Oban
Probably the fastest, but connecting buses in Wales can be tricky and the buses into and out of Cardiff go from differenct locations; so, it seems, do the bus from Glasgow airport and the train from Glasgow Queen St. to Oban. Timing of journey also tricky, to allow enough time for check-in at Cardiff airport and baggage collection* at Glasgow. Or,
Bus into Brecon. Another bus to Abergavenny (does it now go the station? it used not to). Train to Crewe and another on to Glasgow. Bus from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen St. Train to Oban. (That's with Virgin West Coast.) Or,
As 2. above to Abergavenny. Then train to Manchester Piccadilly and another on to Glasgow . Same transfer problem in Glasgow as 2. Seems to take an hour longer. Late arrival would probably mean staying a night in either Glasgow or Oban en route. My eventual destination is Mull, but will be collected from Oban.
- would love to go hand-huggage only but I'll be away from Australia 6 weeks in all, with some smart concerts earlier in the trip plus clothes for cold/wet/windy in Wales and Scotland.
Should I post this in the Wales forum too? P.S. I don't drive.