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.
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1 h 9 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||34 miles (55 km)|
|Average coach duration||1 h 5 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£5 (€5)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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