There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$132 - $232

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Swansea Bus Station 201 / ...

$81 - $109

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea 245.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Cardiff (CWL) SEN - CWL
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Swansea

$164 - $696

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Swansea, Wales?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea via Stratford (London), Stratford Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport London, and Heathrow Airport London in around 9 h 6 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Belfast City
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Jersey
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Greater Anglia
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 Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $18
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea?

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Swansea is 322 km. The road distance is 393 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea?

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea?

The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea is to drive which takes 4 h 6 min and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct bus between Southend-on-Sea and Swansea?

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 6 min.

How long does it take to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea?

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea, including transfers.