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There are 4 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$127 - $227

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...

$55 - $70

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea 174.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$102 - $452

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Swansea Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Swansea via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Swansea is 151 miles. The road distance is 174.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs £95 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs £95 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £55 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 151.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Swansea, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
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
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea.

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Air France, British Airways, Aer Lingus and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Swansea. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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