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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

£69 - £117

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Bus  •  4h 50m

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

£14 - £18

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ M10
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea

£30 - £58

Drive  •  2h 56m

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

£26 - £40

Fly, train  •  6h 46m

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

£106 - £401

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea by train

The train journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Swansea is around 3h 28m and covers a distance of around 205 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 6m. Operated by Heathrow Express, TfL Rail and First Great Western Service, the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea train service departs from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arrives in Swansea. Typically 163 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 28m
Fastest train time:
3h 6m
Trains per week:
163
Cheapest price:
£69
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:07
Last train departs at:
22:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, June 17, 2021

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Swansea
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 56m.

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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 four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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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 3h 32m.

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It is 151 miles from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea. It is approximately 174.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m 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 First Great Western Service, 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 3h 32m and costs £65 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 4h 50m.

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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: 3h 32m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost £65 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 47m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 4h 50m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £390
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£130 - £370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£65 - £85
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£18 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £45
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Kingsway GQ
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
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
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Heathrow Airport to Swansea City Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m 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 First Great Western Service, 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 2h 56m to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea.

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Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus, Eastern Airways and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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Book your London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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