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 / ...

$18 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass X51 / ...

$8 - $19

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Pontardawe 46.8 miles

$160 - $200

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 - $140

Questions & Answers

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.

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The distance between Cardiff and Pontardawe is 33 miles. The road distance is 46.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

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

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Cardiff to Pontardawe bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens station.

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Cardiff to Pontardawe bus services, operated by First, arrive at Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Pontardawe is 47 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Cardiff to Pontardawe.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Pontardawe. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Pontardawe.
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  • Distance: 33.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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
$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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$24 - $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
Website
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
Website
First
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Pontardawe, Jubilee By-Pass
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
South Wales Transport
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, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
$14
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 - $140
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$100 - $140
UberX
$100 - $140
Exec
$120 - $180
UberXL
$140 - $200
Taxi from Cardiff to Pontardawe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
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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