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 21 min

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

$108 - $199

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 201 / ...

$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 Bristol, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bristol (BRS) LGW - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

$87 - $355

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$63 - $307

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Swansea, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Terminal Bus Station station and arriving at Swansea, Bus Station (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 21 min.

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

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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 21 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 21 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 Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Pula
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Mahon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
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
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $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 - $65
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
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 - $20
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 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com

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