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

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Train via Reading  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$118 - $209

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Bath National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bath to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central

$79 - $164

Bus, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) X10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central

$65 - $135

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to Southampton 171.6 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Bath. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Southampton Central via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Swansea and Southampton is 121 miles. The road distance is 171.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Swansea to Southampton, including transfers.

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Swansea to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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Swansea to Southampton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Southampton is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 50 min.

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Swansea to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Swansea to Southampton train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 121.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to Southampton via Reading in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Southampton via Bath in around 5 h 50 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
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 Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
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 to Bath
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to Southampton is 172 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Swansea to Southampton.

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