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from Edinburgh to Swansea

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

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Swansea

distanceDistance300 miles (484 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $312
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€20) • 16 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $47 (€37) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 300 miles (484 km) by flight, bus or train to Swansea from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Swansea.

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Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Swansea.
FAQs
How do I get from Edinburgh to Swansea?

There are 3 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Swansea including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Swansea?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Swansea is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $26 (€20) compared to other travel options to Swansea:

A bus is generally $21 (€17) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $47 (€37) from Edinburgh to Swansea.

A bus is generally $286 (€229) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $312 (€249) from Edinburgh to Swansea.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Swansea?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Swansea is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 26 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Swansea would I travel?

The Edinburgh to Swansea distance is around 300 miles (484 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Swansea is:

  • Around 11 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Edinburgh and Swansea, what are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and Swansea?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Swansea at Swansea, West Way.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Swansea.
Which travel operators can get me to Swansea from Edinburgh?

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

  • You can go to Swansea from Edinburgh by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $47 (€37) with easyJet from Edinburgh to Swansea on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Swansea with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $26 (€20) with National Express from Edinburgh to Swansea.
  • You can go to Swansea from Edinburgh by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You'll see cheap train tickets for $312 (€249) with Arriva Trains Wales from Edinburgh to Swansea on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Edinburgh to Swansea ends?
Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Swansea often also extend their vacation to go to London, Cardiff or Bristol. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Swansea and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Edinburgh to Swansea one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $47 (€37) one way on average for this journey.
  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $26 (€20) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $312 (€249) one way on average for this journey.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Swansea
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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.
Edinburgh Waverley
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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.

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