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

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$126 - $208

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 201 / ...

$68 - $92

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the train from Hereford to Swansea

$134 - $198

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea 233.1 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$129 - $973

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Swansea is 182 miles. The road distance is 233.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport and arriving at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Swansea via Birmingham New Street and Hereford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from London Stansted Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of East Anglia station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 181.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Swansea, Wales?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 7 h.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$39
Business
$37
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 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
CrossCountry
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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 London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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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