There are 9 ways to get from Swansea to Scotland by train, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 17 min

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

$81 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Glasgow National Express

$44 - $56

7 alternative options

Train to Cardiff, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 25 min

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

$80 - $268

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$99 - $247

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

$93 - $225

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BRS - ABZ

$142 - $474

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 36 min

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

$229 - $346

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 2 min

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

$225 - $361

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Glasgow 385.8 miles

$80 - $120

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Scotland?

You can take a train from Swansea to Glasgow via Crewe in around 7 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Glasgow via Birmingham in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Belfast City
Avg. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Avg. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,400
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Dublin
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Avg. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Avg. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Avg. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Avg. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham
Avg. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Glasgow
Avg. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Swansea to Scotland?

The distance between Swansea and Scotland is 574 km. The road distance is 617 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to bus which costs £40 and takes 12 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Swansea to Scotland?

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to train and fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs £90.

Is there a direct train between Swansea and Scotland?

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 7 h 36 min.

Is there a direct bus between Swansea and Scotland?

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Glasgow via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Swansea to Scotland?

It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Swansea to Scotland, including transfers.