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

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Ystrad Rhondda

$27 - $57

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Bus, line 172 bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Bridgend National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 172 bus from Sarn Sainsbury to Ferndale Hotel 172

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Rhondda 35.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Rhondda 35.6 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Swansea to Rhondda 35.6 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Rhondda is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Rhondda is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Rhondda. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Ferndale Hotel via Sarn Sainsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Rhondda. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Ystrad Rhondda via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Rhondda is 21 miles. The road distance is 35.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Rhondda without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £20 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Swansea to Rhondda, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Swansea to Rhondda is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £20 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 172 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Rhondda.
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  • Distance: 21.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Rhondda via Cardiff Central in around 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Rhondda via Bridgend and Sarn Sainsbury in around 2 h 39 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
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 Ystrad Rhondda
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
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
Stagecoach South Wales
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sarn Sainsbury to Ferndale Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Stagecoach South Wales
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Rhondda
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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uber.com
Assist
$75 - $110
UberX
$75 - $110
Exec
$95 - $140
UberXL
$100 - $150
Taxi from Swansea to Rhondda
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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Swansea to Rhondda bus services, operated by Stagecoach South Wales, arrive at Ferndale Hotel station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Rhondda is 36 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Swansea to Rhondda.

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There are 209+ hotels available in Rhondda. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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