There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$110 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$19 - $25

3 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  4 h 27 min

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

$102 - $186

Bus via Cardiff Coach Station  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 202 / ...

$24 - $33

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from London to Swansea 187.7 miles

$40 - $60

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Swansea 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 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
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
Train from Reading to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London to Swansea?

The distance between London and Swansea is 264 km. The road distance is 300 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Swansea?

The cheapest way to get from London to Swansea is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Swansea?

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

Is there a direct train between London and Swansea?

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.

Is there a direct bus between London and Swansea?

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

How long does it take to get from London to Swansea?

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