There are 7 ways to get from Swansea to Pontypridd by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 39 min

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

$25 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) X10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) T4 / ...

$12 - $21

5 alternative options

Train via Bridgend  •  2 h 54 min

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

$27 - $50

Bus, line 404 bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from St Thomas, Sainsbury's to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) X1
  2. Take the line 404 bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Pontypridd, Sardis House (Pontypridd Railway Station) 404

$13

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Pontypridd 40.6 miles

$140 - $180

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

Questions & Answers

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 station. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station) via Cardiff, Philharmonic. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 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 39 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 39 min and costs £19 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Swansea to Pontypridd, including transfers.

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Swansea to Pontypridd bus services, operated by First, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station (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 39 min and costs £19 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £16 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Pontypridd.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 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 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Pontypridd via Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 1 h 51 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
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 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
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
First Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 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
Train from Bridgend to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 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
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
First
Bus from St Thomas, Sainsbury's to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
First
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Pontypridd, Sardis House (Pontypridd Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$85 - $120
UberX
$85 - $120
Exec
$110 - $160
UberXL
$120 - $180
Taxi from Swansea to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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