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from Cardiff to Swansea

You can get from Cardiff to Swansea by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Swansea on Nov 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:53AMCardiff Central1h07 11:00AMSwansea
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$91One-way
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09:53AMCardiff Central1h07 11:00AMSwansea
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$91One-way
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08:02AMCardiff Central1h22 09:24AMSwansea
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$91One-way
11:14AMCardiff Central0h54 12:08PMSwansea
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$91One-way
09:47AMCardiff Central0h53 10:40AMSwansea
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$201One-way

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Sat
Nov 27
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$4Flixbus
Sun
Nov 28
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$7Flixbus
Mon
Nov 29
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Tue
Nov 30
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Wed
Dec 1
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Thu
Dec 2
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Fri
Dec 3
$18Arriva Trains Wales
$1Flixbus
Sat
Dec 4
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$5Flixbus
Sun
Dec 5
$8Arriva Trains Wales
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Mon
Dec 6
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Tue
Dec 7
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Wed
Dec 8
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus
Thu
Dec 9
$8Arriva Trains Wales
$4Flixbus

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Swansea
Travel 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
How do I travel from Cardiff to Swansea?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Cardiff and Swansea. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cardiff to Swansea?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Swansea is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Swansea:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a train to Swansea, which costs on average $8 (€6) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Cardiff to Swansea?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Swansea is by train with an average journey time of 51 min.

There are alternative travel options to Swansea that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 55 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Cardiff to Swansea?

The distance from Cardiff to Swansea is approximately 34 miles (55 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to Swansea?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Swansea is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cardiff and Swansea as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cardiff to Swansea?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cardiff to Swansea:

  • Buses from Cardiff to Swansea most often leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Swansea, West Way.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Swansea.
Who can get me from Cardiff to Swansea?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Swansea, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Swansea. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cardiff to Swansea tickets on Omio for $2 (€2).
  • Arriva Trains Wales can take you to Swansea by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Arriva Trains Wales from Cardiff to Swansea for $8 (€6).
Is there a way to travel directly from Cardiff to Swansea?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Swansea with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with Arriva Trains Wales or Great Western Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Swansea as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Swansea from Cardiff.

Where should I go next after I travel from Cardiff to Swansea?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cardiff to Swansea often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cardiff and Swansea itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Swansea and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Cardiff and Swansea online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cardiff to Swansea, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $2 (€2) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $8 (€6) one way.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Swansea tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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