How to travel from Reading to Swansea

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Travel Information between Reading and Swansea

distanceDistance128 miles (206 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$59 - $63
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $59 (€57) • 2 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $59 (€57) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 128 miles (206 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Reading to Swansea. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $59 (€57). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Reading to Swansea.

Travel Tips: Travel from Reading 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 Reading to Swansea.

There are 4 ways to travel between Reading and Swansea including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Swansea from Reading is by taking a train, which costs on average $59 (€57).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Swansea:

A train is generally $4 (€4) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $63 (€61) from Reading to Swansea.

The fastest way to get to Swansea from Reading is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 16 min.

Other travel options to Swansea can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 20 min.

You should expect to travel around 128 miles (206 km) between Reading and Swansea.

The average frequency per day from Reading to Swansea is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 19 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Reading 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 Reading to Swansea:

  • Buses mostly leave from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and tend to arrive in Swansea, University Bay Campus.
  • Trains mostly leave from Reading and tend to arrive in Swansea.

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

  • National Express can get you to Swansea by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Reading to Swansea for $63 (€61) on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can take you to Swansea by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Great Western Railway from Reading to Swansea for $59 (€57).

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Swansea with Great Western Railway with 19 direct trains per day.

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 route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Reading to Swansea often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Bristol. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Reading and Swansea itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Swansea and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $63 (€61) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $59 (€57) one way.

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

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