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There are 5 ways to get from Aberystwyth to Swansea by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Swansea, Bus Station M7

$19 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Carmarthen, Bus Station M7
  2. Take the train from Carmarthen to Swansea

$31 - $59

Train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Swansea

$93 - $139

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Aberystwyth to Swansea 68.8 miles

$14 - $22

Uber  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take an Uber from Aberystwyth to Swansea 68.8 miles

$140 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Aberystwyth to Swansea is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberystwyth to Swansea is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 station and arriving at Swansea, Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberystwyth to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Aberystwyth and arriving at Swansea via Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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The distance between Aberystwyth and Swansea is 56 miles. The road distance is 68.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Swansea without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £15 - £22.

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The bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Swansea, Bus Station takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Aberystwyth to Swansea bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5.

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

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The best way to get from Aberystwyth to Swansea is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £15 - £22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £70 - £110 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Aberystwyth to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 55.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Aberystwyth, Wales and Swansea, Wales?

Megabus UK operates a bus from Aberystwyth to Swansea once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberystwyth to Swansea via Shrewsbury in around 5 h 28 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Carmarthen to Swansea
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
First Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
Train from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Shrewsbury to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Carmarthen to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $35
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Swansea, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
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uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 5 to Carmarthen, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
Uber Cardiff
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Aberystwyth to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$140 - $200
UberX
$140 - $200
Exec
$180 - $250
UberXL
$210 - $290

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Aberystwyth to Swansea bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station.

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Aberystwyth to Swansea train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberystwyth to Swansea is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Aberystwyth to Swansea.

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