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Bath to Blackwood - via Cardiff or Newport?

I'm planning a journey from Bath to Blackwood. Is it better to take a train to Cardiff or Newport? It appears that I'll need to catch (or maybe book in advance?) a taxi to Blackwood from either station. i assume Cardiff is the bigger station and thus more options.

Thank you

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Newport is a major town and station itself.

So there would be no issue getting a taxi from there, especially if pre booked.

Looking at the map and at Traveline Cymru- if you were doing the journey by onward bus you would change at Newport for the 45 minute bus journey on route #56 or #151- cost £4.70.

Newport is the physically closer of the two alternatives for both taxi and public transport.

Via Cardiff there is a train to Pengam station on the Bargoed line, then a 1.5 mile walk or pre booked taxi ride.

There are also regular buses route #26 from Cardiff, and route #27 from Bargoed Interchange.