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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Neath by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  39 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Neath

$15 - $40

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Neath National Express

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Neath 40.9 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Neath 40.9 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  43 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Neath 40.9 miles

$85 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Neath is to bus which costs £5 - £9 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Neath is to train which costs £12 - £28 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Neath. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Neath. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Neath is 30 miles. The road distance is 40.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Neath without a car is to train which takes 39 min and costs £12 - £28.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Neath takes 39 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cardiff to Neath bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Neath train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Neath is to train which takes 39 min and costs £12 - £28. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £9 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Neath.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Neath, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Neath hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $40 and the journey takes 39 min. Arriva Trains Wales also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to Neath once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Neath
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Neath
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Neath
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Neath
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
Exec
$110 - $150
UberXL
$120 - $170
Taxi from Cardiff to Neath
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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Cardiff to Neath bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Neath station.

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Cardiff to Neath train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Neath station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Neath is 41 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Cardiff to Neath.

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