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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 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.

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Swansea

$108 - $200

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...

$50 - $75

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea 204.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cardiff (CWL) LGW - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

$67 - $314

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bristol (BRS) LGW - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea

$95 - $378

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Swansea Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Swansea via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Swansea is 167 miles. The road distance is 204.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £80 - £160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs £80 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 167.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Swansea, Wales?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea via Reading in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Gibraltar
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
54 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
Train from Bristol Parkway to Swansea
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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 Gatwick Airport London South to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea.

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Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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