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

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Train  •  1 h 29 min

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

$24 - $53

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Bus, line 132 bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 132 bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Pontypridd, Catherine Street 132

Train via Bridgend  •  2 h 51 min

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

$27 - $49

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Pontypridd 40.6 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Pontypridd 40.6 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Swansea to Pontypridd 40.6 miles

$85 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Pontypridd is to taxi which costs £110 - £130 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Pontypridd. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Pontypridd, Catherine Street via Cardiff, Kingsway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Pontypridd. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Pontypridd via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Pontypridd is 26 miles. The road distance is 40.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Pontypridd without a car is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £18 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Swansea to Pontypridd, including transfers.

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Swansea to Pontypridd bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Swansea to Pontypridd is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £18 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 132 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Pontypridd.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Pontypridd via Cardiff Central in around 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Pontypridd via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and Cardiff, Kingsway in around 2 h 24 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 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 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 Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
27 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 Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Train from Bridgend to Pontypridd
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
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 Swansea Bus Station to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Pontypridd, Catherine Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
Exec
$110 - $150
UberXL
$120 - $170
Taxi from Swansea to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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Swansea to Pontypridd bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Pontypridd, Catherine Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Pontypridd is 41 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Swansea to Pontypridd.

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