There are 5 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

$126 - $216

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 201 / ...

$55 - $70

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Drive  •  2 h 54 min

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

$35 - $55

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$119 - $484

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 47 min

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

$98 - $445

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea is to drive which costs £29 - £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 £29 - £45 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Central 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 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 - £170.

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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, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus 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 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £55 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bristol Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 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 (Swansea Bus Station).

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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 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Swansea every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Cork
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cardiff via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $180
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 - $24
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com

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