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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Swansea by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$125 - $227

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Bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...

$78 - $97

2 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the train from Hereford to Swansea

$128 - $189

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Swansea 223.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Swansea is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Swansea is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Swansea via Birmingham New Street and Hereford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Swansea is 179 miles. The road distance is 223.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £95 - £180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Cambridge to Swansea, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Swansea train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Swansea is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £95 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £75 and takes 8 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Swansea, Wales?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Swansea via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 4 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Swansea via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 8 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
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 Cambridge Parkside to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Swansea is 224 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to drive from Cambridge to Swansea.

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