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

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Train  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the train from Pontypridd to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

£25 - £63

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...

£11 - £25

4 alternative options

Train via Bridgend  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Pontypridd to Bridgend
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Swansea

£35 - £60

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pontypridd to Swansea 39.7 miles

£90 - £110

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Pontypridd to Swansea 39.7 miles

£6 - £10

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pontypridd to Swansea 39.7 miles

£60 - £90

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The cheapest way to get from Pontypridd to Swansea is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pontypridd to Swansea is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pontypridd to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Pontypridd and arriving at Swansea via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 42m.

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The distance between Pontypridd and Swansea is 26 miles. The road distance is 39.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pontypridd to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs £24 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1h 42m to get from Pontypridd to Swansea, including transfers.

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Pontypridd to Swansea train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Pontypridd station.

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The best way to get from Pontypridd to Swansea is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs £24 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £25 and takes 2h 45m.

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Pontypridd to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pontypridd to Swansea is 40 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Pontypridd to Swansea.

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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 1h 42m

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

You can take a train from Pontypridd to Swansea via Cardiff Central in around 1h 42m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff University to Swansea Bus Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 25m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Pontypridd to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Pontypridd to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
tfw.wales
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Pontypridd to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £15
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£6 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£11 - £15
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £45
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£18 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £25
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £25
Bus operators
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 University to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Pontypridd to Swansea
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£60 - £90
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uber.com
Assist
£60 - £90
UberX
£60 - £90
Exec
£80 - £120
UberXL
£90 - £130
Taxi from Pontypridd to Swansea
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
£90 - £110
RT Taxis
Phone
+44 7802 251 236
Website
rt-taxis.business.site
Pontypridd Taxi Services
Phone
+44 7778 168 868
Website
pontypriddtaxiservices.co.uk
Fox Cabs Pontypridd
Phone
+44 7537 836 179
A & L Taxis
Phone
+44 7969 057 821
Website
pontypridd-taxis.co.uk

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