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There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to Swansea University by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 8 bus

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Swansea, High Street Station to Singleton, Swansea University Campus

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Swansea University

Drive

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Swansea University
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Swansea University is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Swansea University is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 50 min.

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The fastest way to get from Cardiff to Swansea University is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £100 - £120 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Swansea University. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Singleton, Brynmill Lane via Swansea, Bus Station U. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Swansea University is 36 miles. The road distance is 43.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Swansea University without a car is to train and line 8 bus which takes 1h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 23m to get from Cardiff to Swansea University, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Swansea University bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Swansea University is 43 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Cardiff to Swansea University.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Swansea University.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Swansea University, Wales?

National Express operates a bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost £13 - £19 and the journey takes 1h 15m.

Train operators
Transport for Wales
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£18 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Bus operators
First South & West Wales
Phone
+44 1792 57 22 55
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, High Street Station to Singleton, Swansea University Campus
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
First South & West Wales
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Cardiff to Swansea University
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
£100 - £120
Tazi2Cardiff
Phone
+44 2921409607
Website
taxi2cardiff.com
Drive.
Phone
+44 2920140140
Website
drivetaxis.wales
Dragon Taxis
Phone
+44 2920 333 333
Website
dragontaxis.com

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