Travel adventures in

rural Neath Port Talbot

Travel information: coming to Neath and Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot is in south-west Wales and easy to reach by train or coach.

Travel by train from within the UK and main airports

Fast and frequent train services link all regions of the UK to Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea either direct or with one easy interchange. Direct trains run from London, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester and there are good connections from the other parts of England at Bristol Parkway; convenient rail/air links from Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol and Cardiff airports. For train times, prices and general information: www.nationalrail.co.uk; 08457 48 49 50

For train times and information: www.nationalrail.co.uk; 08457 48 49 50

Travelling on to the valleys and rural areas

Buy your bus ticket for onward travel from Neath or Port Talbot stations with your train ticket at principal National Rail stations. Plus Bus tickets give unlimited travel for one day by bus in the area for a modest flat fare.

Buses from Port Talbot

Most buses will leave from the Transport Hub adjacent to Parkway station. Otherwise, use the Bus Station, 1 kilometre, a 10 minute walk. Taxis are available at Port Talbot station.

Buses from Neath

All buses leave from the Victoria Gardens Bus Station, 0.5 km, a 5 minute walk. Taxis are available at Neath station.

Travelling by Bus and Coach from within the UK and main airports

Frequent coach services to link all regions of the UK to Port Talbot and Swansea either direct or with one easy interchange. National Express direct to Port Talbot and Swansea from Central London, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, the North, Midlands and Bristol. Megabus direct to Swansea from London, Bristol and Birmingham.

Travelling on to the valleys and rural areas

Local bus services leave from adjacent stops at Port Talbot bus station to Margam, the Afan Valley and Neath. Buses to the valleys leave from adjacent bus stops in Swansea bus station.

Getting around by bus

An extensive network of local buses serves the rural areas of Neath, Port Talbot and Valleys.
Cymru Clipper express buses from Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea provide easy and inexpensive travel to the valleys and rural areas: Waterfall Country, Margam Country Park, Afan Forest Park* and the Swansea Valley.
*connecting service from Port Talbot

To find your local bus and train times, as well as information about walking, cycling, community transport and park and ride, visit Traveline Cymru; 0800 464 00 00.
For local bus timetables, visit:
First Cymru Buses for most routes
New Adventure Travel for the T6 route
South Wales Transport for the 256 route

Buying your bus ticket

First Cymru rover tickets for all day travel in local areas:

First Day Neath Port Talbot tickets for travel entirely within the borough

First Day Swansea Bay tickets for travel more extensively in the area

South Wales Transport rover tickets for all day travel on their local network.

For individual journeys, buy a single (one way) or return (round trip) ticket. All tickets can be bought from the bus driver on your first journey.

Information for Visitors

Tourism

For comprehensive tourist information, news and events visit Tourism Swansea Bay

Accommodation

Two websites which will help you decide where to stay, either locally or elsewhere in the Swansea Bay area:

Where to stay in Neath, Port Talbot and the valleys

Where to stay in Swansea Bay

Attractions

To help you find activities elsewhere in Neath Port Talbot and the wider Swansea Bay area, check out:

Things to do in Neath Port Talbot and the valleys

Things to do in Swansea, Mumbles and Gower

Travel around the area

Comprehensive travel information on public transport in Swansea Bay

Rural Development Partnership (RDP)

Regenerate Neath Port Talbot is the lead body for the Wales RDP in the area. This website is part of the BayTrans project ‘Promoting Public Transport Access to the Countryside’ which they support and oversee.