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Neath

perth
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Neath

We will be travelling to Neath in September.

We fly from Amsterdam.

Is Cardiff the closest airport to Neath?

Many thanks.

lennyb

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Cardiff Airport is closer than Bristol and , if you're using train or bus, it's much easier and quicker to get from Cardiff Airport to Neath. Bus from the airport to Cardiff Central station, then short train ride to Neath.

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Yes, CWL is the nearest airport to Cardiff. I see KLM offers three flights per day from AMS.

But onward connections on public transport from CWL are rather poor. For Neath, for example, this is likely to involve a shuttle bus (service frequency, hourly) to the nearest rail station (Rhoose), a very slow train to Bridgend, and changing there for a faster train to Neath. (Obviously, this won't be a consideration if you are picking up a hire car, or being met).

In contrast to the situation at Cardiff airport, connections at Bristol airport are very good (shuttle to Temple Meads station, frequency 10 minutes - frequent fast trains to Neath changing at Newport or Cardiff) so landing at Bristol may be just as convenient and opens up additional options.

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Thankyou, cassieY.

We are being picked up from " wherever we land ", so not a problem there for transport.

The people picking us up have not lived in Neath very long and had suggested to us that they thought Bristol was closer so it is good to know they won't have so far to come to get us.

Any further info, re distance by road, for eg, would be greatly appreciated.

My "Perth ", by the way is in Western Australia and the two of us from here are really looking forward to visiting Neath, such a neat name.

lennyb

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Thanks also John987654321.

As we are being picked up is Bristol better than Cardiff or vice versa.

Thanks again.

lennyb

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Cardiff is loads closer for your driver - and no toll to pay on the Severn Bridge!

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If you are being picked up, CWL is significantly nearer. Your friends should be able to get there in a little more than 30 minutes, but it would take about 90 minutes for them to get to BRS.

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If you can get a flight connection to take you to Cardiff, then it will save a whole lot of time. Neath is a very easy drive from Cardiff Airport, traffic willing of course!

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Thankyou all for your info.

The lady travelling with me has checked the flights and prices,

( Amsterdam - Cardiff ) and we are now flying Amsterdam to Gatwick then training to Neath.

It will save us a fair bit of money to do it that way and we are looking forward to seeing ( we hope ) some of the English country side from the train.

It will, of course, take longer, but we need to keep the cost down.

I appreciate all the input.

Thanks all.

lennyb

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you could get the national express coach from gatwick to swansea

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