How to travel from Manchester to Swansea

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Travel Information between Manchester and Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $41
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $41 (€35) • 4 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

Take a bus or train to travel 146 miles (236 km) to Swansea from Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Transport for Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Swansea.

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from Manchester to Swansea

How to get from Manchester to Swansea by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Manchester to Swansea is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
02:56PMSwansea station (SWA)
1 transfer
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Transport for Wales
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:57PMSwansea station (SWA)
1 transfer
Transport for Wales
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:58PMSwansea station (SWA)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:30PMSwansea station (SWA)
1 transfer
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
1 transfer
National Express
Manchester, Coach Station
1 transfer

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Manchester to Swansea

You can travel by travel from Manchester to Swansea with National Express, CrossCountry and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Manchester to Swansea. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Swansea

      FAQs: 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 2 travel options between Manchester and Swansea. You can take a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Swansea from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $12 (€10).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Manchester to Swansea:

      A bus is $29 (€25) less than a train with an average ticket price of $41 (€35) from Manchester to Swansea.

      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 take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 30 min of travel time.

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

      The average frequency per day from Manchester to Swansea is:

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Swansea as scheduled services by bus 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 who purchase a bus ticket from Manchester to Swansea depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Swansea, University Bay Campus.
        • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Swansea.

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

        • You can go to Swansea from Manchester by bus with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $12 (€10) with FlixBus from Manchester to Swansea on Omio.
        • You can take a train from Manchester to Swansea with Transport for Wales or CrossCountry. Cheap tickets can be found for $41 (€35) with Transport for Wales from Manchester to Swansea.

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

        • Direct services by bus with.
        • Take a direct train with Transport for Wales.

        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 between Manchester and Swansea.

        Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Swansea don't make Swansea their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Swansea are London, Cardiff, 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!
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