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There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Swansea bus Station by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Swansea

£55 - £70

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Bus  •  4h 44m

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

£9 - £12

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Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Reading to Swansea bus Station 148 miles

£22 - £35

Reading to Swansea bus Station by train and walk

The journey time between Reading and Swansea bus Station is around 2h 26m and covers a distance of around 156 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 16m. Services are operated by First Great Western Service. Typically 165 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 26m
Fastest journey time:
2h 16m
Journey distance:
156 miles
Services per week:
165
Cheapest price:
£55
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:49
Last service departs at:
23:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reading to Swansea bus Station train and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Reading → Swansea bus Station
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Reading to Swansea bus Station is to bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Swansea bus Station is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Swansea bus Station station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Market Place and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at Swansea. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Reading and Swansea bus Station is 129 miles. The road distance is 148 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Swansea bus Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs £55 - £70.

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The train from Reading to Swansea takes 2h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Reading to Swansea bus Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Swansea bus Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Swansea bus Station is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs £55 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 4h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Swansea bus Station.
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  • Distance: 129.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Reading, England and Swansea bus Station, Wales?

First Great Western Service operates a train from Reading to Swansea hourly. Tickets cost £55 - £70 and the journey takes 2h 21m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Reading to Swansea Bus Station twice daily. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £130
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 Reading to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express

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

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Reading to Swansea bus Station train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Swansea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Swansea bus Station is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Reading to Swansea bus Station.

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