Cardiff to Swansea train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Swansea

Showing times and prices for Feb 01

Cheapest

8

Average

9

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Swansea is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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11:47AMCardiff Central0h53 12:40PMSwansea
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81One-way
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01:12PMCardiff Central1h04 02:16PMSwansea
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81One-way
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10:07AMCardiff Central0h53 11:00AMSwansea
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81One-way
09:00AMCardiff Central1h03 10:03AMSwansea
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101One-way
10:49AMCardiff Central1h08 11:57AMSwansea
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101One-way

Train schedule from Cardiff to Swansea

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1
09:00AMCardiff Central1h03 10:03AMSwansea
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10:07AMCardiff Central0h53 11:00AMSwansea
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10:49AMCardiff Central1h08 11:57AMSwansea
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11:47AMCardiff Central0h53 12:40PMSwansea
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12:56PMCardiff Central0h57 01:53PMSwansea
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01:12PMCardiff Central1h04 02:16PMSwansea
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Swansea

Showing times and prices for Feb 01

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

59 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

55 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cardiff for Swansea every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
11:47AMCardiff Central0h53 12:40PMSwansea
0 transfers
81One-way
Fastest
10:07AMCardiff Central0h53 11:00AMSwansea
0 transfers
81One-way
12:56PMCardiff Central0h57 01:53PMSwansea
0 transfers
111One-way
09:00AMCardiff Central1h03 10:03AMSwansea
0 transfers
101One-way
01:12PMCardiff Central1h04 02:16PMSwansea
0 transfers
81One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Swansea

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€16)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway, Transport for Wales or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Swansea cover the 34 miles (55 km) long route taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales or First Great Western Service. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $18 (€16), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $18 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Swansea.

Train providers: Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Swansea trains

Travel to Swansea from Cardiff from $18 (€16) with Omio’s train partners Great Western Rail! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

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Enjoy a smooth and easy journey to Swansea from Cardiff with Great Western Rail! As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Great Western Rail, compare the best routes from Cardiff to Swansea as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail Cardiff to Swansea train ticket available today. If you search for Great Western Rail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Swansea from Cardiff on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 34 miles (55 km) route between Cardiff and Swansea with ease and comfort on a train with Great Western Rail.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Swansea

    Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 Cardiff to Swansea.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff to Swansea to cost as little as $18 (€16)  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cardiff to Swansea train price to come in at an average of $18 (€16)  one way.
    The distance to Swansea from Cardiff by train is approximately 34 miles (55 km).
    On average the Cardiff to Swansea train time is 51 min  covering the 34 miles (55 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Swansea.

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Swansea most often arrive at Swansea and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.

    For the best Cardiff to Swansea train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Cardiff to Swansea to compare what amenities they may offer.
    If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Transport for Wales or Great Western Railway. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    If you buy a train ticket from Cardiff to Swansea within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $18 (€16) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Cardiff to Swansea are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

    Cardiff
    Swansea
    The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey from Cardiff to Swansea.
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
    Public transit options for Cardiff Central
    Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
    Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
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