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

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Train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$29 - $60

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Bus, line 8 bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from St Thomas, Sainsbury's to Morfa Glas, Chain Walk (Lamb & Flag Hotel PH) X55
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Morfa Glas, Golwg-y-coed to Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) 8

$10

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Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Aberdare 28.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Aberdare 28.4 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  37 min

  1. Take an Uber from Swansea to Aberdare 28.4 miles

$60 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Aberdare. However, there are services departing from St Thomas, Sainsbury's and arriving at Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) via Morfa Glas, Golwg-y-coed. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Aberdare. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Aberdare via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Aberdare is 22 miles. The road distance is 28.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Aberdare without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Swansea to Aberdare, including transfers.

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Swansea to Aberdare bus services, operated by First, depart from St Thomas, Sainsbury's station.

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Swansea to Aberdare train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Aberdare is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 8 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Swansea to Aberdare bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School) station.

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Swansea to Aberdare train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Aberdare station.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Aberdare.
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  • Distance: 22.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Aberdare via Cardiff Central in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Aberdare via Morfa Glas, Chain Walk (Lamb & Flag Hotel PH) and Morfa Glas, Golwg-y-coed in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Cardiff Central to Aberdare
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Morfa Glas, Golwg-y-coed to Gadlys, Little Theatre (Gadlys School)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Aberdare
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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uber.com
Assist
$60 - $85
UberX
$60 - $85
Exec
$80 - $110
UberXL
$85 - $120
Taxi from Swansea to Aberdare
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Aberdare is 28 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Swansea to Aberdare.

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