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There are 10 ways to get from Swansea to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Glasgow Central

$214 - $329

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Bus  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Glasgow National Express

$41 - $54

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Train CrossCountry  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Glasgow Central

$213 - $336

Drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Drive from Swansea to Glasgow 385.8 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI

$68 - $231

Train to Cardiff, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Glasgow (GLA) CWL - GLA

$67 - $258

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$95 - $273

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

$89 - $250

Train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BRS - ABZ

$141 - $501

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Inverness (INV) BRS - INV

$95 - $383

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to train and fly which costs £50 - £200 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Glasgow via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Glasgow Central via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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The distance between Swansea and Scotland is 359 miles. The road distance is 385.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs £160 - £260.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Swansea to Scotland, including transfers.

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Swansea to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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Swansea to Scotland train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs £160 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 359 miles
  • Duration: 7h 24m

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Scotland?

You can take a train from Swansea to Glasgow via Crewe in around 7h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Glasgow via Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 13h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,400
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Swansea to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Swansea to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Scotland is 386 miles. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from Swansea to Scotland.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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