There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rhoose to Pontypridd

$10 - $16

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T9
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd

$12 - $15

Bus, line 132 bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) T9
  2. Take the line 132 bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) 132 / ...

$15

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd 22.2 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd 22.2 miles

$4 - $7

Towncar  •  29 min

  1. Take a town car from Cardiff Airport to Pontypridd 22.2 miles

$75 - $110

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd 22.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Airport, Airport and arriving at Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) via Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rhoose and arriving at Pontypridd. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

More details

The distance between Cardiff Airport (CWL) and Pontypridd is 14 miles. The road distance is 22.2 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs .

More details

The train from Rhoose to Pontypridd takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.

More details

Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Cardiff Airport, Airport station.

More details

Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Rhoose station.

More details

The best way to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 132 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 31 min.

Mode details

Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station).

More details

Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Pontypridd station.

More details

Map of how to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 14.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between Cardiff Airport (CWL), Wales and Pontypridd, Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd via Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 1 h 31 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Rhoose to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Train from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff Airport, Airport to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$45 - $70
UberX
$45 - $70
Exec
$60 - $90
UberXL
$65 - $95
Taxi from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cardiff Airport to Pontypridd
Estimated price
$75 - $110

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd is 22 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd.

Get driving directions

Book your Cardiff Airport (CWL) to Pontypridd train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 516+ hotels available in Pontypridd. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

More details