There are 6 ways to get from Swansea to Rhondda 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.

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Train, line 172 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Take the line 172 bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Ferndale Hotel (Ferndale Post Office) 172

$19 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus, line 172 bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from St Thomas, Sainsbury's to Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) X1
  2. Take the line 172 bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Ferndale Hotel (Ferndale Post Office) 172

$12

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 41 min

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

$27 - $57

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Swansea to Rhondda 35.6 miles

$120 - $160

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 to Rhondda. However, there are services departing from St Thomas, Sainsbury's and arriving at Ferndale Hotel (Ferndale Post Office) via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 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 41 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 and line 172 bus which takes 2 h 27 min and costs £14 - £25.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Swansea to Rhondda, including transfers.

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Swansea to Rhondda bus services, operated by First, depart from St Thomas, Sainsbury's station.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Rhondda.
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  • Distance: 21.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 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 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Rhondda via Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) in around 2 h 59 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 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
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
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 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 Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Ystrad Rhondda
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bridgend, Bus Station (Bridgend Bus Station) to Ferndale Hotel (Ferndale Post Office)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Swansea to Rhondda
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$75 - $110
UberX
$75 - $110
Exec
$95 - $140
UberXL
$110 - $150
Taxi from Swansea to Rhondda
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+441792 644446
Website
yellowcabswales.co.uk
Data Cabs
Phone
+441792 474747
Website
datacabs.com

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