When it comes to finding a great home, the property is just one aspect buyers consider. People want to live in an area where they can feel settled, but they also need to find an area where they can do the things they like and need to do. Therefore, the standard of transport options plays a big part in how potential buyers view a property, and we are pleased to say Bridgend offers a range of transport options.
Transport lies at the heart of all great communities, and there is no denying Bridgend scores well for commuters.
Bridgend Railway Station is a short walk from the heart of the town centre, and with a taxi rank and bus stop outside the station, you can join up journeys without too much difficulty.
The station is part of the service which runs from London Paddington to Swansea, which is an hourly service. The station also provides a connection to Cardiff, Barry, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Manchester, Birmingham and various destinations across the west of England. The nearby town of Maesteg can also be accessed from this station. There is also an additional station in town, Wildmill, which provides a connection on the service running between Maesteg and Cheltenham.
For journeys between Bridgend and Cardiff by train, the journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the service. The train trip between Bridgend and Swansea takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes, again dependent on the service.
Travelling by car from Bridgend is simple enough
The journey between Bridgend and Cardiff is a 20 or so mile drive, and depending on traffic, can take between half an hour and just short of an hour. The journey between Bridgend and Swansea, of around 23 miles, can take between 30 minutes and 55 minutes, again dependent on traffic.
Bridgend is serviced by the M4 motorway which runs from London to Carmarthenshire, and Junctions 35 and 36 are the relevant junctions to look out for.
There is a dependable bus service in Bridgend
The local bus station in town welcomes buses from First Group, Stagecoach and Veolia. The majority of services run to and from the towns and villages surrounding Bridgend, but services are running further afield.
There is a service between Bridgend and Swansea, which runs between Pyle and Port Talbot. There is also a service which runs from Porthcawl to Cardiff, with stops in Bridgend and Cowbridge. Anyone looking to travel further by bus should be aware of the pick-up and drop-off point for many National Express long-distance services. This stop is located at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, with the stop situated close to the cinema.
The outlet and stop are around two miles away from Bridgend town centre, but there is a reliable range of buses running between the outlet and the town centre.
Whether you are keen to buy or sell in Bridgend this year, we can help. We know the local area very well, and we are pleased to offer guidance on what Bridgend offers. If you plan on selling your Bridgend home, not only can we connect you with willing buyers, we can arrange a property valuation. Whatever you want to achieve in the property market this year, contact Hunters Bridgend, and we will be happy to assist you.