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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

£18 - £40

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Rideshare  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cardiff to Swansea 42.2 miles

£4 - £5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 15m

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

£5 - £7

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station 42.1 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station 42.1 miles

£6 - £10

Cardiff to Swansea bus Station by train and walk

The journey time between Cardiff and Swansea bus Station is around 55 min and covers a distance of around 47 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 50 min. Operated by First Great Western Service and Transport for Wales, the Cardiff to Swansea bus Station service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Swansea bus Station. Typically 327 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
55 min
Fastest journey time:
50 min
Journey distance:
47 miles
Services per week:
327
Cheapest price:
£18
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:50
Last service departs at:
23:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cardiff to Swansea bus Station train and walk schedules

Cardiff → Swansea bus Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Swansea bus Station is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station is to rideshare which costs £4 - £5 and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens station and arriving at Swansea Bus Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Swansea. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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It is 34 miles from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station. It is approximately 42.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs £18 - £40.

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The train from Cardiff Central to Swansea takes 52 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Cardiff to Swansea bus Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs £18 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station.
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  • Distance: 34.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 7m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Cardiff Central to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost £18 - £22 and the journey takes 52 min. Transport for Wales also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
First Cymru
Phone
+44 1792 57 22 55
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Canal Street JF to Swansea, Bus Station E
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
First Cymru
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cardiff City Centre to Swansea City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Central Station JM to Swansea, Bus Station C
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
New Adventure Travel
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 Cardiff to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Premier Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 2055 5555
Website
premiertaxis.net
Friendly Cab
Phone
+44 29 2262 9856
Website
friendlycab.co.uk
Dragon Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 20 333 333
Website
dragontaxis.com
City Taxis Cardiff
Phone
+44 29 2040 0400
Business Drive Wales
Phone
+44 1446 621251
Website
businessdrivewales.co.uk

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

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Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Swansea bus Station is 42 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Cardiff to Swansea bus Station.

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Book your Cardiff to Swansea bus Station bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cardiff 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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