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from Swansea to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Swansea to Edinburgh on Oct 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:20PMSwansea15h20 07:40AMEdinburgh
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04:20PMSwansea15h20 07:40AMEdinburgh
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09:55AMSwansea7h43 05:38PMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:53AMSwansea7h51 07:44PMEdinburgh Waverley
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Oct 28
$312Arriva Trains Wales
$83National Express
Oct 29
$267Arriva Trains Wales
$48National Express
Oct 30
$313Arriva Trains Wales
$57National Express
Nov 4
$267Arriva Trains Wales
$43National Express
Nov 5
$265Arriva Trains Wales
$32National Express
Nov 6
$311Arriva Trains Wales
$38National Express
Nov 7
$308Arriva Trains Wales
$38National Express
Nov 8
$216Arriva Trains Wales
$37National Express

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Swansea

distanceDistance300 miles (484 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $164
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€21) • 15 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $51 (€42) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Cross Country

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 300 miles (484 km) between Swansea and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€21). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Swansea to Edinburgh.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Swansea to Edinburgh
Travel to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.
How do I reach Edinburgh from Swansea?

There are 3 ways to travel from Swansea to Edinburgh including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Swansea?

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Edinburgh is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $26 (€21) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is usually $26 (€21) less than taking a flight to Edinburgh, which costs on average $51 (€42) for the same trip.

A bus is $138 (€113) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Swansea to Edinburgh costing on average $164 (€134).

What is the quickest way from Swansea to Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Swansea is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 15 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 29 min.

How far is it from Swansea to Edinburgh?

The Swansea to Edinburgh distance is around 300 miles (484 km).

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Swansea?

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Edinburgh from Swansea, what are the departure and arrival points in Swansea and Edinburgh?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Swansea at Swansea, West Way and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Swansea and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Who can get me from Swansea to Edinburgh?

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

  • National Express can get you to Edinburgh by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Swansea to Edinburgh for $26 (€21) on Omio.
  • EasyJet can get you to Edinburgh by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Swansea to Edinburgh for $51 (€42) on Omio.
  • Cross Country can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Swansea to Edinburgh for $164 (€134) on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Swansea and Edinburgh ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Swansea to Edinburgh often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Swansea and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Swansea to Edinburgh tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $26 (€21) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $51 (€42) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $164 (€134) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Swansea to Edinburgh 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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