How to travel from Cardiff to Swansea

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Swansea

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Transport for Wales

Travel 34 miles (55 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Cardiff and Swansea. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Swansea.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cardiff to Swansea

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 travel options from Cardiff to Swansea: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Swansea is by taking a bus with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Swansea:

Taking a bus is usually $6 (€6) less than taking a train to Swansea, which costs on average $9 (€9) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Cardiff to Swansea is by bus, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Swansea by train can take on average 51 min.

You should expect to travel around 34 miles (55 km) between Cardiff and Swansea.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Swansea is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 36 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Cardiff at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Swansea at Swansea, University Bay Campus.
  • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Swansea.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Swansea:

  • You can take a bus from Cardiff to Swansea with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $3 (€3) with Flixbus from Cardiff to Swansea.
  • You can travel by train from Cardiff to Swansea with Transport for Wales, and you can find Transport for Wales Cardiff to Swansea tickets for $9 (€9) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Swansea with Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find 36 direct trains per day to take to Swansea with Transport for Wales or Great Western Railway.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Swansea don't make Swansea their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Swansea are London, Bristol or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Swansea to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Cardiff to Swansea, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $9 (€9) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cardiff to Swansea online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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