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from Swansea to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

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

11:00AMSwansea7h25 06:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$301One-way
Cheapest
11:00AMSwansea7h25 06:25PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$301One-way
Other options
09:00AMSwansea8h15 05:15PMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$361One-way
06:00AMSwansea8h15 02:15PMManchester, Coach Station
2 changes
$481One-way
03:50PMSwansea9h25 01:15AMManchester, Coach Station
1 changes
$481One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Thu
Oct 28
$138Arriva Trains Wales
$30National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$35National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$138Arriva Trains Wales
$45Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$26Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Thu
Nov 4
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$138Arriva Trains Wales
$22Flixbus
Sun
Nov 7
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$23Flixbus
Mon
Nov 8
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Wed
Nov 10
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Thu
Nov 11
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$15Flixbus
Fri
Nov 12
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Sat
Nov 13
$49Arriva Trains Wales
$17Flixbus
Mon
Nov 15
$41Arriva Trains Wales
$12Flixbus
Tue
Nov 16
$136Arriva Trains Wales
$23National Express

Travel Information to Manchester from Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 7 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€33) • 4 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 146 miles (236 km) by bus or train from Swansea to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). 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 Manchester.

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FAQs
How do I go from Swansea to Manchester?

You can travel to Manchester from Swansea 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€10) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A bus is generally $28 (€23) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $40 (€33) from Swansea to Manchester.

What is the fastest way to travel to Manchester from Swansea?

The quickest way to travel from Swansea to Manchester is by train, which takes on average 4 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 15 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Swansea and Manchester?

Manchester is approximately 146 miles (236 km) away from Swansea.

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

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Manchester is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Swansea and Manchester as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Swansea, West Way and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Swansea and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Swansea to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel to Manchester from Swansea by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $12 (€10) with Flixbus from Swansea to Manchester.
  • You can travel by train to Manchester from Swansea with Arriva Trains Wales, and you can find Arriva Trains Wales Swansea to Manchester tickets for $40 (€33) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Swansea to Manchester?

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

  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with Arriva Trains Wales.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Manchester from Swansea?
Omio customers who travel from Swansea to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I book a ticket from Swansea to Manchester online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $12 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $40 (€33) one way on average.

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

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