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There are 2 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Swansea by train or car

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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

£65 - £85

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Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Swansea 186.8 miles

£28 - £45

London Paddington Station to Swansea by train

The train journey time between London Paddington Station and Swansea is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 191 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 39m. Operated by First Great Western Service, the London Paddington Station to Swansea train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Swansea. Typically 180 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 50m
Fastest train time:
2h 39m
Train distance:
191 miles
Trains per week:
180
Cheapest price:
£65
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:23
Last train departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Swansea train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, July 29, 2021

London Paddington Station → Swansea
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Swansea is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Swansea is to train which costs £65 - £85 and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Swansea. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 46m.

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It is 163 miles from London Paddington Station to Swansea. It is approximately 186.8 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £65 - £85.

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The train from London Paddington to Swansea takes 2h 46m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Paddington Station to Swansea train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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London Paddington Station to Swansea train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Swansea is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from London Paddington Station to Swansea.

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  • Distance: 162.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, 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 46m.

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First Great Western Service

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