How to travel from Manchester to Swansea

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Travel Information to Swansea from Manchester

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $52 (€48) • 4 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Transport for Wales

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 146 miles (236 km) between Manchester and Swansea. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Swansea.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Swansea.

There are 4 ways to travel from Manchester to Swansea including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Swansea from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Swansea:

Taking a bus is about $37 (€34) less than taking a train, which costs on average $52 (€48) for this trip.

The fastest way from Manchester to Swansea is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 4 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 30 min   of travel time.

The distance from Manchester to Swansea is approximately 146 miles (236 km).

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Swansea is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Manchester to Swansea:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Swansea, University Bay Campus.
  • Most travelers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Swansea.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Swansea by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Manchester to Swansea for $15 (€13).
  • Travel with Transport for Wales for trains to Swansea. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Transport for Wales Manchester to Swansea tickets on Omio for $52 (€48).
Omio customers who travel from Manchester 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.

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $15 (€13) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $52 (€48) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Manchester 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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