Cardiff to Pontypridd by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    19 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Pontypridd by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Pontypridd take around 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 19 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Pontypridd.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Pontypridd?

Direct trains from Cardiff to Pontypridd have been found.

We usually find around 78 direct trains on the route from Cardiff to Pontypridd every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Pontypridd?

The Cardiff to Pontypridd train travel time is normally about 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cardiff to Pontypridd train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Pontypridd is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:26 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 05:26, and the last at 23:50.

When to book Cardiff to Pontypridd train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Pontypridd by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Pontypridd?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Pontypridd, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Transport For Wales

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Pontypridd to Cardiff by train

Loco2 means a new way of booking trains online, but it also stands for low CO2 and lower cost travel. By simplifying the booking process, Loco2 hopes to encourage more people to ditch the plane and opt for a lower-carbon journey by train.

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP or USD
  • Zero booking fees
  • 24/7 customer support

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

Log in / Register

  1. We'd love to send you (occasional) emails with travel tips, sales and special offers. You can change your preferences at any time.
  1. By registering you agree with our privacy policy.