There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Pontyclun 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  •  11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Pontyclun

$5 - $9

Cheapest option

Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Bridge (Post House Hotel) to Pontyclun, Heol-y-Bryn (Heol-y-Bryn junction) 122 / ...

$6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Pontyclun 10.6 miles

$30 - $45

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Pontyclun 10.6 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cardiff to Pontyclun 10.6 miles

$24 - $35

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

Arriva Trains Wales operates a train from Cardiff to Pontyclun hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach South operates a bus from Cardiff to Pontyclun hourly. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 40 min. New Adventure Travel also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Pontyclun
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff Bridge (Post House Hotel) to Pontyclun, Heol-y-Bryn (Heol-y-Bryn junction)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff Bridge (Post House Hotel) to Pontyclun, Heol-y-Bryn (Heol-y-Bryn junction)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Pontyclun
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$24 - $35
uberX
$24 - $35
uberEXEC
$35 - $50
uberXL
$35 - $50
Taxi from Cardiff to Pontyclun
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Pontyclun?

The distance between Cardiff and Pontyclun is 15 km. The road distance is 17 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Pontyclun is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 15 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Pontyclun is to train which takes 11 min and costs £4 - £7.

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Pontyclun?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Pontyclun. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cardiff and Pontyclun?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Bridge (Post House Hotel) and arriving at Pontyclun, Heol-y-Bryn (Heol-y-Bryn junction). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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

The train from Cardiff Central to Pontyclun takes 11 min including transfers and departs hourly.