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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton to Rhondda by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Ystrad Rhondda

$70 - $124

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Bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University National Express / ...

$29 - $42

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Ferndale Hotel 132

$73 - $127

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Rhondda 148.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Rhondda is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Rhondda is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Rhondda. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Ystrad Rhondda via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Southampton and Rhondda is 103 miles. The road distance is 148.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Rhondda without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs £50 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Southampton to Rhondda, including transfers.

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Southampton to Rhondda train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Rhondda is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs £50 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £35 and takes 6h 48m.

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Southampton to Rhondda train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Ystrad Rhondda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Rhondda is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Southampton to Rhondda.

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  • Distance: 103.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Rhondda, Wales?

You can take a train from Southampton to Rhondda via Cardiff Central in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Rhondda via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Cardiff University, Cathays, Taffs Well, and Taff's Well, Railway Station in around 6h 48m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Ystrad Rhondda
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Ferndale Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Cardiff University
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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