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

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 via London St Pancras International  •  4 h 14 min

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

$125 - $241

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Heathrow Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express / ...

$87 - $101

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$139 - $253

Train, bus  •  7 h 21 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) C10 / ...

$113 - $179

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Bedford 195.4 miles

$40 - $65

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 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Bedford via Heathrow Airport London, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 7 h 5 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
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $90
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
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
$25 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $50
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
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Central Railway Station to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Swansea to Bedford?

The distance between Swansea and Bedford is 245 km. The road distance is 313 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Swansea to Bedford?

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Bedford is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Swansea to Bedford?

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Bedford is to drive which takes 3 h 26 min and costs £29 - £45.

Is there a direct bus between Swansea and Bedford?

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via Heathrow Airport London and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Swansea to Bedford?

It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Swansea to Bedford, including transfers.