There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Llanberis 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 Shrewsbury  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Shrewsbury
  2. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$108 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus via Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Orchard Street (Oldway Centre) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station) X11
  2. Take the bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1
  3. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) T2

$41 - $46

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c
  2. Take the bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) T2

$55 - $57

Train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Take the train from Bridgend to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$110 - $182

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Llanberis 145.2 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Llanberis, Wales?

You can take a train from Swansea to Llanberis via Shrewsbury, Bangor (Gwynedd), and Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Llanberis via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station), and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) in around 7 h 23 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Shrewsbury to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $18
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
Train from Bridgend to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $230
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) to Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Swansea, Orchard Street (Oldway Centre) to Carmarthen, Bus Station (Carmarthen Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
First
Bus from Carmarthen, Railway Station (Carmarthen Railway Station) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
First

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swansea and Llanberis is 167 km. The road distance is 232 km.

The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Llanberis is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 3 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Swansea to Llanberis is to drive which takes 3 h 20 min and costs £22 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Swansea to Llanberis. However, there are services departing from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Llanberis, Joe Brown (Menai Hall) via Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 4 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) and Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Swansea to Llanberis, including transfers.