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If you’re visiting Wales and want to stay centrally, without being swept up in the rush of big city life, then booking flights to Port Talbot could be the answer. The town has a rich industrial heritage dating back to the late 18th Century. While this legacy lives on today, Port Talbot also has plenty else to offer, from mountain biking to music festivals.
Cardiff International Airport is the closest to Port Talbot, about 35 miles away. Although slightly further away, Bristol Airport is also in the vicinity, meaning you can book flights to Port Talbot from either one. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying Port Talbot’s impressive sandy beaches and its excellent range of eateries and restaurants.
Situated about 35 miles east of Port Talbot, Cardiff International Airport receives flights from many European and regional destinations. Domestic flights land regularly from Dublin, Norwich, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow International Airport – to name just a handful.
Once you land at Cardiff, onward travel to Port Talbot is simple. Hop on a train from the airport to Port Talbot Parkway, which takes approximately an hour and a half (with changes), or reserve a car hire online today and collect it from a depot at the airport when your flight arrives. It’s just a 45-minute drive from Cardiff Airport to the centre of Port Talbot, via the M4 and A48.
While Bristol Airport is a little further afield (around 75 miles from Port Talbot by road) this is still a good option as there are regular domestic flights to Bristol from within the UK and Ireland. Fly from the Isle of Man, Inverness, Cork, Belfast, Dublin as well as many other locations.
Wherever you’re based, finding a convenient and affordable flight to Port Talbot should be easy. Once you land at Bristol Airport, there is an indirect train service to Port Talbot, which takes between two and three hours. Again, there is also the option of renting a car and driving here, which should take a little under two hours in good traffic.
Wales is particularly beautiful in the summer, making this is a popular time to visit. Book your flights to Port Talbot any time between May and September to catch the countryside at its magnificent best. Incidentally, this also coincides with several of Port Talbot’s annual festivals. Every May, the town hosts a renowned kite festival in the nearby Margam Country Park. Head along and take part, or just spectate – either way, it’s a fantastic family day out.
You could also book flights to Port Talbot in August, when the town hosts the annual Kaya World Music Festival, a wonderful two-day music festival celebrating the best of international music.
Whether you’re in Port Talbot for business or pleasure, you’ll find plenty here to keep you entertained. Search online with Expedia today and find a great deal on flights to Port Talbot.
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