Duration 4h 11m
Distance 188.2 miles
Average price £100
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Plymouth and Swansea takes 4h 11m and the fastest train takes 3h 41m. There is a train service every few hours from Plymouth to Swansea. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Plymouth
  2. Bristol Parkway
  3. Swansea
4h 23m
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£67 - £158

Plymouth to Swansea train times

Trains run hourly between Plymouth and Swansea. The earliest departure is at 05:20 in the morning, and the last departure from Plymouth is at 18:25 which arrives into Swansea at 22:20. All services require a transfer at Bristol Parkway and take an average of 4h 11m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Plymouth to Swansea? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Swansea via Bristol Parkway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Swansea is 87 miles. The road distance is 188.2 miles.

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Plymouth to Swansea train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Plymouth station.

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Plymouth to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Swansea station.

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You can take a train from Plymouth to Swansea via Bristol Parkway in around 4h 23m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
4 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £100

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