The cheapest buses from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£7

Average

£8

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Swansea to Cardiff will cost around £ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.

2nd Cheapest
05:10Swansea1h00 06:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:15Swansea0h55 06:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
09:15Swansea1h10 10:25Cardiff
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£71One-way
06:45Swansea1h15 08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
08:40Swansea1h10 09:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way

Timetable Swansea to Cardiff

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04:25Swansea1h10 05:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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05:10Swansea1h00 06:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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05:15Swansea0h55 06:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:00Swansea1h15 07:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:45Swansea1h15 08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:50Swansea1h10 08:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:50Swansea1h10 09:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:40Swansea1h10 09:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:45Swansea1h05 09:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:00Swansea1h15 10:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:05Swansea1h10 10:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:15Swansea1h25 10:40Cardiff
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09:15Swansea1h10 10:25Cardiff
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09:25Swansea1h15 10:40Cardiff
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10:05Swansea1h10 11:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:35Swansea1h00 11:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:40Swansea0h55 11:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:00Swansea1h15 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:05Swansea1h10 12:15Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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14:25Swansea1h10 15:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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15:50Swansea1h10 17:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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15:55Swansea1h05 17:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:25Swansea1h10 17:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:50Swansea1h15 18:05Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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16:55Swansea1h10 18:05Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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Sun
24 Oct
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£5Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£3Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£13Arriva Trains Wales
£5Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£14Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£13Arriva Trains Wales
£3Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£3Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£3Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£6Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£13Arriva Trains Wales
£5National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£14Arriva Trains Wales
£3Flixbus

The fastest buses from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Buses per day

25

Distance

55 km

Of the 25 buses that leave Swansea for Cardiff every day 25 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 55 km distance in an average of 1 h 9 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 55 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:40Swansea0h55 11:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
Fastest
05:15Swansea0h55 06:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
2nd Fastest
05:10Swansea1h00 06:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
2nd Fastest
10:35Swansea1h00 11:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way
08:45Swansea1h05 09:50Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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£71One-way

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Coach Information between Swansea and Cardiff

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£5 (€5)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Swansea to Cardiff cover the 34 miles (55 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £3, but the average price of coach tickets is £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Swansea and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Coach companies

National Express coaches from Swansea to Cardiff

For as little as £3 you can travel by coach between Swansea and Cardiff with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

National Express

Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel from Swansea to Cardiff! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets between Swansea and Cardiff, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Swansea to Cardiff route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 34 miles (55 km) from Swansea to Cardiff on a National Express coach.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select from three ticket options for the Swansea to Cardiff coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Swansea and Cardiff:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Swansea to Cardiff

It is simple to travel by bus between Wales's two largest cities. Buses from Swansea to Cardiff leave at least twice an hour during the day, with the first bus departing at 3:00 am and the final service leaving at 3:35 pm. All buses travel directly to Cardiff, and the journey takes around an hour in all cases. Every bus on the route is operated by National Express.

What is the departure and arrival station for buses from Swansea to Cardiff?

Departure Station: There are two places where travellers can catch buses from Swansea to Cardiff. Firstly, you can board at Swansea University's Bay Campus in the east of the city. A more central option is to board at West Way, just southeast of the Quadrant Shopping Centre.

Arrival Station: All buses from Swansea to Cardiff arrive at Sophia Gardens, right next to the River Taff. The stop is 100 metres from the SWALEC Stadium, so it is convenient for cricket matches, while the Principality Stadium is a 10-minute walk to the south and the city centre is just across the river.

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Buses from Swansea to Cardiff
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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches between Swansea and Cardiff cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Swansea and Cardiff for the next 7 days starting from £3  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets from Swansea to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Swansea to Cardiff coach price to come in at an average of £5  one way.
What is the distance to Cardiff from Swansea by coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Swansea and Cardiff via coach to be approximately 34 miles (55 km).
How long is the coach journey from Swansea to Cardiff?
On average the coach from Swansea to Cardiff duration is 1 h 5 min  for the 34 miles (55 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by coach from Swansea to Cardiff, which coach station in Swansea do I depart from and which coach station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

Some of the Swansea coach stations to Cardiff you can start your journey from include Swansea, West Way, Swansea, The Kingsway / Picton Lane (Digital Village) and Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Cardiff include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Swansea   and arriving in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where is the departure coach station in Swansea located? Where is the arrival coach station in Cardiff located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Swansea and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Cardiff.

Which coach companies can get me from Swansea to Cardiff?
If you're looking for coaches from Swansea to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Swansea to Cardiff route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct coaches to Cardiff from Swansea?
Yes, there are direct coaches from Swansea to Cardiff, and you can find a direct coach for this route with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Swansea to Cardiff?
The earliest coach for this journey departs from Swansea at 06: 00. The last coach leaves from Swansea at 16: 10. Check Omio for the latest coach timetable from Swansea to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book coach tickets between Swansea and Cardiff for the best deals?
You can find a coach from Swansea to Cardiff to cost on average £5 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Swansea to Cardiff coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey