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

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Recommended option

Train via London St Pancras International  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$117 - $224

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Bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Heathrow Central Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 230 / ...

$84 - $98

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Bedford

$130 - $226

Train, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  4. Take the bus from Central Railway Station to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court) C1 / ...

$97 - $165

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Bedford 195.4 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Bedford station. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Bedford is 153 miles. The road distance is 195.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Swansea to Bedford, including transfers.

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Swansea to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station).

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The best way to get from Swansea to Bedford is to train which takes 4 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 1 min.

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Swansea to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Bedford is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from Swansea to Bedford.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 153.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Bedford, England?

You can take a train from Swansea to Bedford via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 4 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Bedford via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 7 h 1 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to London Paddington
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Bedford
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $30
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Central Railway Station to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
unobus.info
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 Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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