The cheapest buses from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$10

Average

$11

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 Swansea to Cardiff will cost around $ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 10.

10:35AMSwansea1h00 11:35AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$101One-way
09:15AMSwansea1h10 10:25AMCardiff
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$101One-way
05:55AMSwansea1h00 06:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$101One-way
05:00PMSwansea1h05 06:05PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$101One-way
08:40AMSwansea1h10 09:50AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$111One-way

Timetable Swansea to Cardiff

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04:40AMSwansea1h10 05:50AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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05:55AMSwansea1h00 06:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:20AMSwansea1h10 07:30AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:15AMSwansea1h00 08:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:50AMSwansea1h10 09:00AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:40AMSwansea1h10 09:50AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:00AMSwansea1h15 10:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:15AMSwansea1h10 10:25AMCardiff
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09:15AMSwansea1h25 10:40AMCardiff
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09:25AMSwansea1h15 10:40AMCardiff
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10:05AMSwansea1h10 11:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:35AMSwansea1h00 11:35AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:00AMSwansea1h15 12:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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02:35PMSwansea1h10 03:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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04:10PMSwansea1h05 05:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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04:35PMSwansea1h10 05:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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05:00PMSwansea1h05 06:05PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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The fastest buses from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

1 h

Average

1 h 9 m

Buses per day

17

Distance

55 km

Of the 17 buses that leave Swansea for Cardiff every day 17 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 55 km distance in an average of 1 h 9 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

2nd Fastest
05:55AMSwansea1h00 06:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$101One-way
2nd Fastest
10:35AMSwansea1h00 11:35AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$101One-way
2nd Fastest
07:15AMSwansea1h00 08:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$121One-way
04:10PMSwansea1h05 05:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$121One-way
05:00PMSwansea1h05 06:05PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$101One-way

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Bus Information from Swansea to Cardiff

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
durationAverage bus duration55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$3 (€2)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Swansea to Cardiff cover the 34 miles (55 km) long journey taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $3 (€2), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $2 (€2). Travelers depart most frequently from Swansea and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Bus companies

Bus from Swansea to Cardiff with National Express

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from Swansea to Cardiff from $2 (€2) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between Swansea and Cardiff? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the journey on Omio to find the best deals on buses between Swansea and Cardiff. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 34 miles (55 km) between Swansea and Cardiff.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Swansea to Cardiff bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

When you buy your National Express bus tickets between Swansea and Cardiff don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Swansea to Cardiff
Take the bus to Cardiff 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 Swansea to Cardiff.
FAQs
How much are cheap buses to Cardiff from Swansea?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus from Swansea to Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from $2 (€2)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Swansea to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Swansea to Cardiff bus price to come in at an average of $3 (€2)  one way.
How far is it from Swansea to Cardiff by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Cardiff from Swansea by bus to be approximately 34 miles (55 km).
How long is the bus to Cardiff from Swansea?
On average the Swansea to Cardiff bus travel time is 55 min  for the 34 miles (55 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Swansea goes to Cardiff? What bus station do I come into Cardiff from Swansea?

When taking the bus from Swansea to Cardiff, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Swansea, West Way, Swansea, The Kingsway / Picton Lane (Digital Village) and Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station. Your route can end in bus stations such as Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Swansea   and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where is the departure bus station in Swansea located? Where is the arrival bus station in Cardiff located?

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

What bus providers offer a service between Swansea and Cardiff?
If you're looking for buses from Swansea to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Swansea to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first bus from Swansea to Cardiff? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus departing from Swansea to Cardiff leaves at 6: 00 AM. The last bus departing from Swansea to Cardiff leaves at 2: 10 PM. You can find the latest Swansea to Cardiff bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy bus tickets from Swansea to Cardiff to score the best deals?
You can find buses from Swansea to Cardiff to cost on average $3 (€2) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Swansea to Cardiff bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Swansea
Cardiff
Swansea
Amenities
Swansea Quadrant Bus Station
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