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 15 min

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

$74 - $237

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Bus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Bristol, Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol to Glasgow National Express

$41 - $55

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Train to Cardiff, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 12 min

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

$73 - $264

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 8 min

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

$97 - $276

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 4 min

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

$91 - $253

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness  •  5 h 20 min

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

$96 - $383

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 42 min

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

$215 - $330

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 3 min

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

$213 - $347

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Glasgow 385.8 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Scotland is to train and fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs £55 - £210.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Swansea to Scotland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Glasgow via Bristol. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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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 7 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Scotland?

You can take a train from Swansea to Glasgow via Crewe in around 7 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Glasgow via Bristol, Bus Station and Bristol in around 12 h 50 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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