There are 5 ways to get from Swansea to Southampton 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 Reading  •  3 h 52 min

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

$118 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Bristol, Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 18 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 35 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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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to Southampton is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Southampton is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 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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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Swansea to Southampton, including transfers.

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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 (Swansea Bus Station) and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 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 52 min.

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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 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Southampton via Bristol, Bus Station and Bristol Bus & Coach Station in around 6 h 5 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
Hourly
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
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swansea, Bus Station (Swansea Bus Station) to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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