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from Manchester to Swansea

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Sep 20
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$24National Express
Tue
Sep 21
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$14Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$22National Express
Sat
Sep 25
$138Cross Country
$18Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$138Great Western Railway
$20National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$138Cross Country
$15Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$138Cross Country
$15Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$137Cross Country
$15Flixbus

Travel Information from Manchester to Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $138
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€12) • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $138 (€110) • 4 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 146 miles (236 km) by bus or train to Swansea from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 6 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Arriva Trains 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.
FAQs
How do I travel from Manchester to Swansea?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Swansea: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Swansea?

The cheapest way to go to Swansea from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Swansea:

A bus is generally $123 (€98) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $138 (€110) from Manchester to Swansea.

What is the fastest way from Manchester to Swansea?

The fastest way to get to Swansea from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 6 min.

Other travel options to Swansea can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 35 min   on average.

How far is Swansea from Manchester?

You should expect to travel around 146 miles (236 km) between Manchester and Swansea.

When traveling from Manchester to Swansea, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Swansea?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Swansea, West Way.
  • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Swansea at Swansea.
Which travel operators can get me to Swansea from Manchester?

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

  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Swansea with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€12) with Flixbus from Manchester to Swansea.
  • You can travel to Swansea from Manchester by train with Arriva Trains Wales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $138 (€110) with Arriva Trains Wales from Manchester to Swansea.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Swansea from Manchester ends?
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.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Swansea from Manchester online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $16 (€12) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $138 (€110) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Swansea
Manchester (Coach Station)
Amenities
Refreshments
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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.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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