There are 6 ways to get from Pontypridd 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  •  1 h 39 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 / ...

$16 - $34

Cheapest option

Line 404 bus, bus  •  1 h 55 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, Library (Porthcawl Library) X2

$11 - $13

4 alternative options

Line 120 bus, line 172 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 120 bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Trealaw, Brithweunydd Road (Miskin Hotel PH) 120
  2. Take the line 172 bus from Tonypandy, Co-op (Tonypandy Police Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield) 172

$12

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

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 55 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Train from Cardiff Central to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
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
$5 - $9
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
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 Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Porthcawl, Library (Porthcawl Library)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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
Bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Trealaw, Brithweunydd Road (Miskin Hotel PH)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tonypandy, Co-op (Tonypandy Police Station) to Porthcawl, Lias Road (Somerfield)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
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
$10
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
uberASSIST
$55 - $80
uberX
$55 - $80
uberEXEC
$75 - $110
uberXL
$85 - $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
ABC Taxis Newport
Phone
+441633 271007
Website
abctaxisnewport.co.uk
Chow Taxi
Phone
+441633 211011
Website
chowtaxis.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pontypridd and Porthcawl is 29 km. The road distance is 43 km.

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

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

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, Library (Porthcawl Library) via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Pontypridd to Porthcawl, including transfers.