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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 30 min

$25 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 46 min

  1. X10 / ...
  2. T4 / ...

$12 - $21

5 alternative options

Train via Bridgend  •  2 h 54 min

$28 - $51

Bus, line 404 bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. X1
  2. 404

$13 - $14

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. 40.6 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  49 min

  1. 40.6 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  49 min

  1. 40.6 miles

$85 - $120

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 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Pontypridd via Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) and Cardiff, Philharmonic in around 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $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
51 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
$30 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
Train from Bridgend to Pontypridd
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
First Anytime Day Single
$26 - $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
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
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
$16
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
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypridd, Bus Station (Pontypridd Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
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
uberASSIST
$85 - $120
uberX
$85 - $120
uberEXEC
$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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swansea and Pontypridd is 42 km. The road distance is 65 km.

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

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

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 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Pontypridd. 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 46 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Swansea to Pontypridd, including transfers.