Cardiff to Swansea train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Swansea

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Swansea is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Transport for Wales
10:060h53
Cardiff
10:59Swansea
£61One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
23:151h19
Cardiff
00:34Swansea
£61One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
13:490h53
Cardiff
14:42Swansea
£61One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
07:161h06
Cardiff
08:22Swansea
£71One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
05:351h16
Cardiff
06:51Swansea
£71One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff to Swansea

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 April
Transport for Wales
23:151h19
Cardiff
00:34Swansea
0 changes
Transport for Wales
05:351h16
Cardiff
06:51Swansea
0 changes
Transport for Wales
10:060h53
Cardiff
10:59Swansea
0 changes
Transport for Wales
07:161h06
Cardiff
08:22Swansea
0 changes
Transport for Wales
13:490h53
Cardiff
14:42Swansea
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff to Swansea

Showing times and prices for 23 Apr

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 6 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

55 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cardiff for Swansea every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
10:060h53
Cardiff
10:59Swansea
£61One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
13:490h53
Cardiff
14:42Swansea
£61One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
07:161h06
Cardiff
08:22Swansea
£71One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
06:241h11
Cardiff
07:35Swansea
£71One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
05:351h16
Cardiff
06:51Swansea
£71One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Swansea

distanceDistance34 miles
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail or Transport for Wales

Trains from Cardiff to Swansea cover the 34 miles long journey taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £4, but the average price of train tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Swansea.

Trains from Cardiff to Swansea

Great Western Railway operates direct trains from Cardiff to Swansea. The first departure is at approximately 5:30 a.m. with trains running two to three times an hour until just after 11:00 p.m. The journey takes around 1 hour. There is a reduced service on Sundays.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cardiff to Swansea?

Departure Station:Trains from Cardiff to Swansea depart from Cardiff Central Station. This is located in the city centre and is a major transport hub. Station facilities include taxi ranks, a car park and bicycle storage. It is adjacent to Cardiff Central Bus Station from where local and national buses depart as well as shuttle services to Cardiff Airport.

Arrival Station:Swansea Station is located right on the city's High Street and has both bicycle storage facilities and car parking. The station has a taxi rank and is served by several local bus routes.

FAQs: Cardiff to Swansea train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Swansea easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Swansea.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Swansea can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Swansea is £6; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Swansea from Cardiff is on average 51 min   for the 34 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Cardiff to Swansea by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Swansea leaves at 05: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Swansea leaves at 23: 15.
There are 13 trains a day from Cardiff to Swansea which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cardiff to Swansea train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cardiff and Swansea to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 15.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Swansea, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Swansea by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Swansea from Cardiff including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Swansea

Cardiff
Swansea
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip between Cardiff and Swansea.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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