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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

$13 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Bridgend National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bridgend, Bus Station to Porthcawl, Lias Road X2

$10 - $16

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Porthcawl 20.7 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Porthcawl 20.7 miles

$4 - $7

Uber  •  27 min

  1. Take an Uber from Swansea to Porthcawl 20.7 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Porthcawl is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Porthcawl is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Porthcawl. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Porthcawl, Lias Road via Derwen, Sarn Sainsbury and Bridgend, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Porthcawl is 14 miles. The road distance is 20.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Porthcawl without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £10 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Swansea to Porthcawl, including transfers.

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

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Swansea to Porthcawl bus services, operated by First, arrive at Porthcawl, Lias Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Porthcawl is 21 miles. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Swansea to Porthcawl.

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There are 225+ hotels available in Porthcawl. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Porthcawl.
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  • Distance: 14.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Swansea to Porthcawl via Bridgend, Derwen, Sarn Sainsbury, and Bridgend, Bus Station in around 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
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 Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$40 - $65
UberX
$40 - $65
Exec
$55 - $80
UberXL
$60 - $90
Taxi from Swansea to Porthcawl
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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