There are 6 ways to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Pontypridd to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
  3. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2 / ...

$17 - $34

Cheapest option

Line 404 bus, bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 404 bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) 404
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) X2 / ...

$11 - $14

4 alternative options

Line 120 bus, line 172 bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 120 bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Tonypandy, Bus Station (Tonypandy Bus Station A1) 130 / ...
  2. Take the line 172 bus from Tonypandy, Bus Station (Tonypandy Bus Station A5) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) 172

$13

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pontypridd to Porthcawl 26.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Pontypridd to Porthcawl 26.8 miles

$5 - $9

Uber  •  34 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pontypridd to Porthcawl 26.8 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pontypridd to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) and arriving at Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Pontypridd and Porthcawl is 18 miles. The road distance is 26.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £12 - £26.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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Pontypridd to Porthcawl bus services, operated by New Adventure Travel, depart from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) station.

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Pontypridd to Porthcawl bus services, operated by First, arrive at Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pontypridd to Porthcawl is 27 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Pontypridd to Porthcawl.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Pontypridd to Porthcawl via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) in around 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Pontypridd to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
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 - $19
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $14
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $20
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
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
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Tonypandy, Bus Station (Tonypandy Bus Station A1)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tonypandy, Bus Station (Tonypandy Bus Station A5) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pontypridd to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$55 - $80
UberX
$55 - $80
Exec
$75 - $110
UberXL
$80 - $120
Taxi from Pontypridd to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Cardiff Taxis and Executive Hire
Phone
+44 29 2199 2200
Website
cardifftaxis.com
Cardiff Cabs
Phone
+44 29 2090 9090
Website
cardiffcabs.com
Chow Taxi
Phone
+441633 211011
Website
chowtaxis.com
ABC Taxis Newport
Phone
+441633 271007
Website
abctaxisnewport.co.uk

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