There are 7 ways to get from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. X24 / ...

$14 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. X3
  2. X24 / ...

$12

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Town Hall)  •  1 h 42 min

  1. X22 / ...
  2. X24 / ...

$17 - $21

Bus via Newport, Market Square  •  2 h 26 min

  1. X5
  2. X24 / ...

$14

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. 29 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  39 min

  1. 29 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  39 min

  1. 29 miles

$60 - $90

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Big Pit National Coal Museum, Wales?

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum via Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) and Blaenavon, Curwood in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Cwmbran
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) to Blaenavon, Curwood
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) to Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Town Hall)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Town Hall) to Blaenavon, Curwood
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GH to Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newport, Market Square to Blaenavon, Curwood
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Phil Anslow Travel
Phone
01495 77 55 99
Email
philanslowcoaches@outlook.com
Website
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station) to Pontypool, Town Hall (Pontypool Town Hall)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
philanslowcoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GH to Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Holiday Inn) to Newport, Market Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$60 - $90
uberX
$60 - $90
uberEXEC
$80 - $120
uberXL
$90 - $130
Taxi from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and Big Pit National Coal Museum is 33 km. The road distance is 46 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum is to taxi which takes 39 min and costs £60 - £75.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Greyfriars Road GH and arriving at Blaenavon, Curwood via Cwmbran, Bus Station (Cwmbran Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Cardiff to Big Pit National Coal Museum, including transfers.