Route from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil by car

The driving distance between Christchurch and Merthyr Tydfil is 140 miles. Travel time is 2 hours and 55 minutes by car.

From: Christchurch, County: Dorset, England
To: Merthyr Tydfil, County: , Wales
140 mi , 2 h 55 min
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Route from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil on map



Driving directions from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil

140 mi 2 h 55 min
1.
Head northeast on Fountain Roundabout (A35)
0.3 mi
2.
Exit the roundabout onto Bargates (B3073)
0.3 mi
3.
Continue onto Fairmile Road (B3073)
0.5 mi
4.
Enter Fairmile Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Fairmile Road (B3073)
162 ft
5.
Exit the roundabout onto Fairmile Road (B3073)
0.6 mi
6.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Hurn Road (B3073)
69 ft
7.
Exit the roundabout onto Hurn Road (B3073)
0.4 mi
8.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Hurn Road (B3073)
63 ft
9.
Exit the roundabout onto Hurn Road (B3073)
0.7 mi
10.
Take the ramp on the right
921 ft
11.
Merge right onto Spur Road (A338)
5.2 mi
12.
Enter Ashley Heath Roundabout and take the 3rd exit
571 ft
13.
Exit the roundabout
1129 ft
14.
Keep right at the fork
969 ft
15.
Merge right onto A31
0.6 mi
16.
Take the ramp on the left
1072 ft
17.
Enter Salisbury Road Junction and take the 1st exit onto Salisbury Road (A338)
22 ft
18.
Exit the roundabout onto Salisbury Road (A338)
9.4 mi
19.
Continue onto Breamore Road (A338)
1 mi
20.
Continue onto The Headlands (A338)
844 ft
21.
Continue onto Salisbury Road (A338)
1250 ft
22.
Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit onto A338
148 ft
23.
Exit the roundabout onto A338
4.8 mi
24.
Turn right onto A338
221 ft
25.
Enter Harnham Junction and take the 1st exit onto A3094
83 ft
26.
Exit the roundabout onto A3094
3.5 mi
27.
Turn left onto Salisbury Road (A36)
0.4 mi
28.
Continue straight onto King Street (A36)
929 ft
29.
Continue slightly right onto Queen Street (A36)
14.8 mi
30.
Enter Cotley Hill Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A36
125 ft
31.
Exit the roundabout onto A36
3.2 mi
32.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A36
157 ft
33.
Exit the roundabout onto A36
1.3 mi
34.
Enter Cley Hill Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A36
158 ft
35.
Exit the roundabout onto A36
1.5 mi
36.
Enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit onto Bath Road (A36)
71 ft
37.
Exit the roundabout onto Bath Road (A36)
4.6 mi
38.
Enter White Row Roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto A36
300 ft
39.
Exit the roundabout onto A36
0.6 mi
40.
Enter Beckington Services Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A36
163 ft
41.
Exit the roundabout onto A36
9.6 mi
42.
Turn right onto Down Lane
1307 ft
43.
Turn right onto High Street
1018 ft
44.
Make a slight left onto Mill Lane
0.5 mi
45.
Continue onto Toll Bridge Road
477 ft
46.
Turn left onto London Road West
0.4 mi
47.
Enter London Road Junction and take the 3rd exit towards A46: Stroud
401 ft
48.
Exit the roundabout towards A46: Stroud
953 ft
49.
Merge right onto A46
4.1 mi
50.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A46
71 ft
51.
Exit the roundabout onto A46
3.5 mi
52.
Enter Tormarton Interchange and take the 1st exit towards M4: S. Wales
62 ft
53.
Exit the roundabout towards M4: S. Wales
12.3 mi
54.
Keep right onto M4
32.2 mi
55.
Take the ramp on the left towards Cardiff North
0.4 mi
56.
Go straight onto Northern Avenue (A470)
11.1 mi
57.
Enter Abercynon Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A470
336 ft
58.
Exit the roundabout onto A470
5.5 mi
59.
Enter Abercanaid Roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A470
183 ft
60.
Exit the roundabout onto A470
1.6 mi
61.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto A470
192 ft
62.
Exit the roundabout onto A470
1.2 mi
63.
Enter the roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Swansea Road (A4102)
385 ft
64.
Exit the roundabout onto Swansea Road (A4102)
311 ft
65.
Enter the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Swansea Road (A4102)
144 ft
66.
Exit the roundabout onto Swansea Road (A4102)
0.3 mi
67.
Continue onto Joseph Parry Way (A4054)
0.3 mi
68.
You have arrived at your destination
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How much is the expense of driving from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil?

The expense of driving from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil using petrol amounts to £24.2. This computation is based on a petrol price of 143 pence per liter and a car's fuel efficiency of 37.5 miles per gallon. For those considering carpooling arrangements, the cost per passenger decreases with more occupants. With two passengers, the cost per person is £12.1 (£24.2 divided by 2). With three passengers, it's approximately £8.07 per person (£24.2 divided by 3), and with four passengers, it's £6.05 per person (£24.2 divided by 4).

To delve deeper into the calculations, we can explore the fuel cost calculation. This is determined by the distance traveled and the car's fuel consumption rate. For this journey, approximately 16.9 liters of fuel would be required. Multiplying this by the petrol price per liter results in the total fuel cost of £24.2 for the trip from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil.
 


Diesel cost from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil.

The trip with diesel fuel costs 15.3 £ (151p/lt, 62.7 mpg).
For 2 passengers: 7.65 £ (15.3/2) /p.
For 3 passengers: 5.1 £ (15.3/3) /p.
For 4 passengers: 3.83 £ (15.3/4) /p.

Diesel engines vs petrol engines:

  • Spark Ignition (Petrol Engines): In petrol engines, the ignition process begins with the introduction of an air-fuel mixture into the combustion chamber. A spark plug then generates a high-voltage electrical spark, which ignites the compressed air-fuel mixture, initiating combustion. This method is known as spark ignition, as the spark plug plays a crucial role in igniting the mixture.

  • Compression Ignition (Diesel Engines): Diesel engines operate on a different principle known as compression ignition. In these engines, air is compressed within the combustion chamber to a high temperature and pressure by the upward movement of the piston. This compression causes the diesel fuel, injected into the combustion chamber, to ignite spontaneously without the need for a spark plug. The high pressure and temperature created during compression cause the diesel fuel to combust, driving the power stroke of the engine.


Alternative routes from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil

The second route from Christchurch to the Merthyr Tydfil is 133.98 miles and takes 2 hours and 57 minutes.

The third route from Christchurch to the Merthyr Tydfil is 158.18 miles and takes 3 hours and 23 minutes.


Which is the cheapest route from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil by car?

The cheapest route from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil is the second suggested route (134mi, 2h 57min) and costs 23.2 £ (petrol fuel cost, 143p/lt, 37.5mpg).

The second cheapest route from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil is the first suggested route (140mi, 2h 55min) and costs 24.2 £.

The most expensive route from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil is the third suggested route (158mi, 3h 23min) and costs 27.4 £.

For greater safety, the driver should choose the route that passes through the highway (median barrier) and not through smaller roads (curves in the road, bad road conditions, no median barrier).


How to get from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil?

There are three suggested routes. The fastest route is 140mi (distance from Christchurch to Merthyr Tydfil) and its duration is 2h 55min. The other route is 134mi, and its duration is 2h 57min. The slowest route is 158mi, and its duration is 3h 23min.

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Where is Christchurch located?

Christchurch is located in Dorset county and in England. It is situated at an altitude of 6 meters above sea level. Christchurch has coordinates 50.7357770o,-1.7785860o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Christchurch from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.


What is the location of Merthyr Tydfil?

Merthyr Tydfil is located in Wales. It is situated at an altitude of 178 meters above sea level. Merthyr Tydfil has coordinates 51.7487300o,-3.3816460o. RouteCalculator provides a map of Merthyr Tydfil from which you can plan your trips to other UK cities.