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

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Train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$122 - $220

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Bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station 201

$69 - $93

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

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

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$166 - $698

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The cheapest 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 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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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and arriving at Swansea Bus Station via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 14 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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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs £90 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Swansea bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue station.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs £90 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £75 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southend Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Southend-on-Sea to Swansea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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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 54 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 station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea via Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Stansted Airport London, and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Manchester, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southend to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
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 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Cardiff Central to Swansea
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Swansea Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Swansea is 245 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Swansea.

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KLM, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Southend Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 399+ hotels available in Swansea. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Southend Airport is to train which takes 5 min and costs £1 - £3.

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