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

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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

$82 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...

$26 - $35

2 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

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Swansea is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 8 h 7 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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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 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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The distance between Liverpool and Swansea is 131 miles. The road distance is 166.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs £60 - £120.

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

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Liverpool to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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Liverpool to Swansea train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Swansea is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £27 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 130.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens in around 8 h 7 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
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
$110 - $180
Train from Chester to Swansea
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
6 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 - $180
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 University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Swansea is 166 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Liverpool to Swansea.

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