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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

£33 - £149

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Rideshare  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Swansea 80.4 miles

£4 - £10

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 40m

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

£6 - £8

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Swansea bus Station 80.4 miles

£12 - £18

Bristol → Swansea bus Station
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station station and arriving at Swansea Bus Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Swansea bus Station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Swansea via Cardiff Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Bristol and Swansea bus Station is 59 miles. The road distance is 80.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £30 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station, including transfers.

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Bristol to Swansea bus Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Swansea bus Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs £30 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Swansea bus Station.
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  • Distance: 59.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Swansea bus Station, Wales?

You can take a train from Bristol to Swansea bus Station via Cardiff Central and Swansea in around 2h 14m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£18 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bristol to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Bristol to Swansea bus Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Swansea bus Station is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Bristol to Swansea bus Station.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bristol and Swansea bus Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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