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from Swansea to Cardiff

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

Our recommendation

To get from Swansea to Cardiff on Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20AMSwansea1h10 10:30AMCardiff
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10:35AMSwansea1h00 11:35AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:40AMSwansea1h10 09:50AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:30AMSwansea1h15 10:45AMCardiff
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07:15AMSwansea1h00 08:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sep 18
$19Arriva Trains Wales
Sep 19
$19Arriva Trains Wales
Sep 21
$8Arriva Trains Wales
Sep 23
$8Arriva Trains Wales

Travel Information between Swansea and Cardiff

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€6) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Take a bus or train to travel 34 miles (55 km) between Swansea and Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Swansea to Cardiff.

Travel Tips

Travel from Swansea to Cardiff
Travel to Cardiff 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 Swansea to Cardiff.
How do I get from Swansea to Cardiff?

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

What is the cheapest way from Swansea to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to go to Cardiff from Swansea is by taking a bus, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A bus is $5 (€4) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Swansea to Cardiff costing on average $8 (€6).

What is the fastest way from Swansea to Cardiff?

The fastest way from Swansea to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 54 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Cardiff by bus can take on average 55 min.

What is the distance from Swansea to Cardiff?

The distance is approximately 34 miles (55 km) from Swansea to Cardiff.

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

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Cardiff is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Swansea, West Way to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travelers take a train from Swansea to Cardiff Central.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Swansea to Cardiff?

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

  • You can go to Cardiff from Swansea by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $2 (€2) with Flixbus from Swansea to Cardiff on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Swansea and Cardiff with Arriva Trains Wales, and you can find Arriva Trains Wales Swansea to Cardiff tickets for $8 (€6) on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Swansea to Cardiff?

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with Arriva Trains Wales or Great Western Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cardiff as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cardiff from Swansea.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Swansea to Cardiff?
Omio customers who travel from Swansea to Cardiff often also extend their vacation to go to London, Bristol or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cardiff and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Swansea to Cardiff tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $2 (€2) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $8 (€6) one way.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Swansea Quadrant Bus Station
Swansea Fairwood

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