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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$100 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  4 h 26 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

Questions & Answers

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

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria 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. The journey takes approximately 2 h 56 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 - $180 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 - $22 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 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $180
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 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Bus operators

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