How to travel from Swansea to Reading

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from Swansea to Reading

How to get from Swansea to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Swansea to Reading is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Reading from Swansea

distanceDistance128 miles (206 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$11 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 7 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€30) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Rail

Take a train or bus to travel 128 miles (206 km) to Reading from Swansea. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Swansea to Reading.

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Travel on National Express travel to Reading from Swansea at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Swansea - Reading travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    FAQs: Travel from Swansea to Reading

    FAQs: Travel to Reading 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 Reading.

    You can get from Swansea to Reading 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel between Swansea and Reading is a bus with an average price of $11 (€10).

    This is compared to other travel options from Swansea to Reading:

    A bus is $23 (€20) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Swansea to Reading costing on average $35 (€30).

    The quickest way to travel between Swansea and Reading is by train, which takes on average 2 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Getting to Reading by bus takes 7 h 40 min on average.

    The Swansea to Reading distance is around 128 miles (206 km).

    The average frequency per day from Swansea to Reading is:

    • 1 bus a day.
    • 12 trains per day.

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

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

    • Most travelers take a bus from Swansea, University Bay Campus to Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
    • Most travelers take a train from Swansea to Reading.

    The following travel companies offer services from Swansea to Reading:

    • Travel with National Express or Megabus for buses to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Swansea to Reading tickets on Omio for $32 (€28).
    • Travel with Great Western Rail to go to Reading by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Great Western Rail Swansea to Reading tickets on Omio for $35 (€30).

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

    • Direct buses with Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.
    • Direct trains with with 12 direct trains per day.

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

    Your trip from Swansea to Reading doesn't have to end in Reading. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham to your Swansea to Reading tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Reading today!

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