There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Lincoln 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  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$117 - $192

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Lincoln National Express

$29 - $38

3 alternative options

Train via Newport (S Wales)  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central

$117 - $204

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Lincoln Central

$117 - $186

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Lincoln 234.9 miles

$50 - $75

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Lincoln via Cardiff Central and Nottingham in around 6 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Lincoln via Birmingham in around 8 h 30 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $30
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Swansea to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Swansea to Stockport
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea Bus Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Swansea to Lincoln?

The distance between Swansea and Lincoln is 292 km. The road distance is 376 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Lincoln is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Lincoln is to drive which takes 4 h 2 min and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct train between Swansea and Lincoln?

No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Lincoln Central via Cardiff Central and Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

Is there a direct bus between Swansea and Lincoln?

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Lincoln via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Swansea to Lincoln, including transfers.