There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe 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, bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Neath
  2. Take the bus from Neath Abbey, Dwr-y-Felin Upper School to Alltwen Top 56 / ...

$19 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass X51 / ...

$9 - $20

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Pontardawe 46.8 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Pontardawe 46.8 miles

$10 - $15

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Pontardawe 46.8 miles

$100 - $150

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

You can take a bus from Cardiff to Pontardawe via Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Neath
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Neath Abbey, Dwr-y-Felin Upper School to Alltwen Top
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
First
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
First
South Wales Transport
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Dansa
Phone
01639 751067
Email
mail@dansa.org.uk
Website
dansa.org.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
dansa.org.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Pontardawe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$85 - $120
uberX
$100 - $150
uberXL
$130 - $180
uberEXEC
$130 - $190
Taxi from Cardiff to Pontardawe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
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

How far is it from Cardiff to Pontardawe?

The distance between Cardiff and Pontardawe is 53 km. The road distance is 75 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe is to taxi which takes 50 min and costs £120 - £150.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Pontardawe?

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Pontardawe. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass via Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 21 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe?

It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe, including transfers.