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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 41 min

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

$128 - $219

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Bus  •  6 h 56 min

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

$69 - $93

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 28 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

$136 - $200

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

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

$50 - $75

Fly, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$133 - $980

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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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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

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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 28 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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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £95 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea, including transfers.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs £95 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £75 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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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 41 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 station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6 h 56 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 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
$40
Business
$38
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
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 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
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 Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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 Stansted Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea is 233 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swansea.

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KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from London Stansted 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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