There are 5 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea

$120 - $210

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Train, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Swansea Bus Station National Express

$38 - $51

3 alternative options

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 London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) 201 / ...

$74 - $101

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

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

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  7 h 41 min

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

$162 - $691

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea is to train and bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Swansea is 201 miles. The road distance is 245.5 miles.

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

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

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There is no direct flight from Southend Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea.
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  • Distance: 201.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street 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), London Stansted Airport, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, and Heathrow Central Bus Station 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, Thursday 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $180
Train from Bridgend to Swansea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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
$10 - $16
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
First Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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