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 15 min

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

$119 - $225

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Heathrow Central Bus Station 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...

$83 - $97

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$132 - $227

Train, bus  •  7 h 28 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 / ...

$109 - $169

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Bedford 195.4 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Bedford is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Bedford is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 26 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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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Swansea to Bedford, including transfers.

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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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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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 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Bedford via Heathrow Central Bus Station, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 7 h.

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 - $85
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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