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.

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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  •  13 h 45 min

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

$41 - $54

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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 10 min

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

$97 - $275

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  5 h 7 min

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

$91 - $252

Train to Bristol, fly to Inverness  •  5 h 22 min

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

$98 - $383

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 37 min

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

$169 - $330

Train CrossCountry  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Glasgow Central

$204 - $335

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Glasgow 385.8 miles

$80 - $120

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Glasgow via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 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 37 min.

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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 7 h 37 min and costs £120 - £260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min 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 (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 7 h 37 min and costs £120 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 359 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Scotland?

You can take a train from Swansea to Glasgow via Crewe in around 7 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Glasgow via Bristol, Bus Station and Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 13 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
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
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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
53 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 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
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 (Swansea Bus Station) to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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