The cheapest buses from Manchester to Swansea

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Cheapest

$30

Average

$50

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Swansea will cost around $ 50 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.

Cheapest
07:15AMManchester, Coach Station6h35 01:50PMSwansea
1 changes
$301One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:45AMManchester, Coach Station7h25 04:10PMSwansea
2 changes
$441One-way
11:00AMManchester, Coach Station6h50 05:50PMSwansea
1 changes
$491One-way
05:30PMManchester, Coach Station10h40 04:10AMSwansea
2 changes
$501One-way
03:15PMManchester, Coach Station9h05 12:20AMSwansea
2 changes
$531One-way

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$46Flixbus
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Sep 26
$137Great Western Railway
$30National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
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Sep 28
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$12Flixbus
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Sep 30
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
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Oct 2
$138Cross Country
$15Flixbus
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Oct 3
$137Cross Country
$15Flixbus
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Oct 5
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$12Flixbus
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Oct 6
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$137Cross Country
$15Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$137Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Tue
Oct 12
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Wed
Oct 13
$138Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Thu
Oct 14
$138Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Fri
Oct 15
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus

The fastest buses from Manchester to Swansea

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m

Average

9 h 11 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

237 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Swansea without transferring at least once.

Fastest
07:15AMManchester, Coach Station6h35 01:50PMSwansea
1 changes
$301One-way
2nd Fastest
11:00AMManchester, Coach Station6h50 05:50PMSwansea
1 changes
$491One-way
08:45AMManchester, Coach Station7h25 04:10PMSwansea
2 changes
$441One-way
03:15PMManchester, Coach Station9h05 12:20AMSwansea
2 changes
$531One-way
04:10AMManchester, Coach Station9h25 01:35PMSwansea
2 changes
$651One-way

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Bus Information from Manchester to Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$22 (€18)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Manchester to Swansea cover the 146 miles (236 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $12 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Swansea, West Way.

Bus companies

National Express between Manchester and Swansea

Travel from Manchester to Swansea from $12 (€10) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Swansea bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Manchester and Swansea and when traveling by bus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from Manchester to Swansea
    Take the bus to Swansea easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Swansea.
    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest bus from Manchester to Swansea?
    Bus tickets from Manchester to Swansea for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $12 (€10)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a bus between Manchester and Swansea?
    The bus price from Manchester to Swansea is on average $22 (€18)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    How far is Swansea from Manchester by bus?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Swansea from Manchester by bus to be approximately 146 miles (236 km).
    How many hours is the bus time from Manchester to Swansea?
    On average the Manchester to Swansea bus time is 11 h 30 min  covering the 146 miles (236 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which bus station from Manchester to Swansea do I depart from? Which Swansea bus station from Manchester do I arrive in?

    When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Swansea, you can end your journey in bus stations like Swansea, West Way, Swansea, The Kingsway / Picton Lane (Digital Village) and Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station.

    Omio customers book a bus from Manchester Piccadilly   to Swansea, West Way   most frequently for this route.

    Where do I find the Manchester bus station to Swansea? Where is the Swansea bus station?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Swansea, West Way, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

    Which bus providers should I travel with from Manchester to Swansea?
    If you're looking for buses from Manchester to Swansea, you can rely on National Express to get you to Swansea. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Manchester to Swansea journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When is the earliest bus from Manchester to Swansea? When is the last bus from Manchester to Swansea?
    You can take the earliest bus from Manchester to Swansea at 6: 00 AM   or take the last bus from Manchester to Swansea leaving at 7: 30 AM. Look for the latest Manchester to Swansea bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
    How far in advance should I book bus tickets from Manchester to Swansea for the best deals?
    The price of a one way bus ticket from Manchester to Swansea is on average $22 (€18) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets between Manchester and Swansea available a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Manchester
    Swansea
    Manchester (Coach Station)
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
    How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
    This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.