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There are 4 ways to get from London to Swansea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$100 - $190

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station National Express

$17 - $23

2 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Swansea

$96 - $174

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from London to Swansea 187.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from London to Swansea is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Swansea is to train which costs £75 - £150 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Swansea Bus Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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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 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between London and Swansea is 165 miles. The road distance is 187.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs £75 - £150.

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The train from London Paddington to Swansea takes 2 h 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London 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 to Swansea is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs £75 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 165 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between London, England and Swansea, Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Swansea 5 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

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 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Reading to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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London to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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London to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Swansea is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from London to Swansea.

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