There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Porthcawl 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  •  51 min

  1. X2 / ...

$11 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 24 min

  1. X2

$4 - $5

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. 29.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. 29.2 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  32 min

  1. 29.2 miles

$60 - $90

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

First operates a bus from Cardiff to Porthcawl every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 24 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 Bridgend
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $20
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First
Bus from Riverside, Neville Street to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cardiff to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
32 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 Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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 Porthcawl is 36 km. The road distance is 47 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Porthcawl is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 1 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Porthcawl is to taxi which takes 32 min and costs £75 - £95.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riverside, Neville Street and arriving at Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield). Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

It takes approximately 51 min to get from Cardiff to Porthcawl, including transfers.