How to travel from Swansea to Manchester

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from Swansea to Manchester

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

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To get from Swansea to Manchester on Sep 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:49AMSwansea4h24 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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07:49AMSwansea4h24 12:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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06:38AMSwansea4h33 11:11AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:23AMSwansea4h50 02:13PMManchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information to Manchester from Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $59
fastestFastest modeTrain • $59 (€55) • 4 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transport for Wales

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

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There are 4 ways that you can travel from Swansea to Manchester. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Swansea is by taking a flight, which costs on average $11 (€10).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

Taking a flight is about $9 (€9) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€19) for this trip.

Taking a flight is usually $48 (€45) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $59 (€55) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Swansea and Manchester is by train, which takes on average 4 h 13 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 6 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 146 miles (236 km) from Swansea to Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Manchester is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Swansea to Manchester depart from Swansea, University Bay Campus to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Swansea and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can take a bus from Swansea to Manchester with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€19) with National Express from Swansea to Manchester.
  • You can travel by train between Swansea and Manchester with Transport for Wales, and you can find Transport for Wales Swansea to Manchester tickets for $59 (€55) on Omio.
Your trip from Swansea to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Swansea to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

Before traveling from Swansea to Manchester, 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 journey is costing $20 (€19) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $11 (€10) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $59 (€55) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Swansea to Manchester 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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