There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool to Swansea by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Crewe  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Swansea

$84 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swansea Bus Station National Express

$27 - $35

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Swansea

$81 - $132

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Swansea 166.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Chester
  2. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

$132 - $286

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Swansea is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Swansea is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Swansea is 131 miles. The road distance is 166.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Liverpool to Swansea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Swansea via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Swansea via Crewe in around 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Swansea via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Swansea
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $180
Train from Chester to Swansea
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
First Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street Low Level to Chester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Single
$11 - $17
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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