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

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Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Swansea

$95 - $197

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Bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) X39|river rapids
  2. Take the bus from Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 201 / ...

$29 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Corporation Street S6
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Swansea

$66 - $117

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Swansea 142.5 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Swansea is to bus which costs £22 - £26 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Swansea is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) and arriving at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) via Reading Town Centre, Station Road (adj Nationwide) and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Swansea via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Swansea is 116 miles. The road distance is 142.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Oxford to Swansea, including transfers.

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Oxford to Swansea bus services, operated by Thames Travel, depart from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) station.

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Oxford to Swansea train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Swansea is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £26 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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Oxford to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station).

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

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 116.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Swansea via Reading in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Swansea via Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel), Reading Town Centre, Station Road (adj Nationwide), and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride in around 6 h 28 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
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
Train from Swindon to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
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 Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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