There are 5 ways to get from Porthcawl to Swansea by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) X2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Swansea

$14 - $29

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Bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) X2 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Parc Tawe, Quay Parade X1

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Porthcawl to Swansea 19.5 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Porthcawl to Swansea 19.5 miles

$4 - $6

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from Porthcawl to Swansea 19.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Porthcawl to Swansea is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Porthcawl to Swansea is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porthcawl to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Porthcawl, John Street and arriving at Parc Tawe, Quay Parade via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Porthcawl and Swansea is 14 miles. The road distance is 19.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Porthcawl to Swansea without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £10 - £23.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Porthcawl to Swansea, including transfers.

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Porthcawl to Swansea bus services, operated by First, depart from Porthcawl, John Street station.

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Porthcawl to Swansea bus services, operated by First, arrive at Parc Tawe, Quay Parade station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porthcawl to Swansea is 19 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Porthcawl to Swansea.

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There are 406+ hotels available in Swansea. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Porthcawl to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 14.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Porthcawl to Swansea via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) in around 2 h 11 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Parc Tawe, Quay Parade
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
First
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Porthcawl, John Street (Balkwill Chemist) to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Porthcawl to Swansea
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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uber.com
Assist
$40 - $60
UberX
$40 - $60
Exec
$55 - $80
UberXL
$60 - $85
Taxi from Porthcawl to Swansea
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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