There are 6 ways to get from Pontypridd to Swansea 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  •  1 h 43 min

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

$25 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 202 / ...

$12 - $16

4 alternative options

Train via Bridgend  •  2 h 20 min

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

$28 - $50

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pontypridd to Swansea 39.7 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Pontypridd to Swansea 39.7 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Pontypridd to Swansea 39.7 miles

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pontypridd to Swansea is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pontypridd to Swansea is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 48 min.

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Pontypridd to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) and arriving at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) via Cardiff, Sophia Gardens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 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 1 h 43 min.

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

You can take a train from Pontypridd to Swansea via Cardiff Central in around 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pontypridd to Swansea via Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club) and Cardiff, Sophia Gardens in around 2 h 27 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
$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 Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Pontypridd to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Pontypridd, Catherine Street (Mill Street Market Place) to Cardiff, Quay Street KE (Glamorgan CC Staff Club)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Pontypridd to Swansea
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$85 - $120
uberX
$85 - $120
uberEXEC
$110 - $150
uberXL
$120 - $170
Taxi from Pontypridd to Swansea
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
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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