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There are 5 ways to get from Oxford to Swansea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

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

$95 - $197

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Bus, train Arriva Trains Wales  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Gloucester, Market Parade 853
  2. Take the train from Gloucester to Swansea

$40 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus, train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station S6
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Swansea

$66 - $117

Bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR - the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station National Express / ...

$68 - $89

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 drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 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, Queens Lane and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 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 33 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 33 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Oxford to Swansea, including transfers.

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Oxford to Swansea bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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Oxford to Swansea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Swansea is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 116.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Swansea via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6 h 42 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 1 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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Gloucester, Market Parade
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Oxford to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at 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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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Swansea is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Oxford to Swansea.

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