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 London to Swansea will cost around £ 54 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 54.
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3 h 20 m
3 h 23 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave London for Swansea every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 264 km distance in an average of 3 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 20 m .
The slowest trains will take 3 h 31 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||164 miles (264 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 42 min|
|Average train ticket price||£50 (€58)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Great Western Railway|
Trains from London to Swansea cover the 164 miles (264 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £50, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £47. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Swansea.
Fast and frequent services operated by First Great Western make reaching Swansea by train a breeze. Services leave London Paddington station every 30 minutes during peak times, with the first departure in the early hours of the morning and the last just before midnight. Most are direct and make the journey in around 3 hours. Some services require a change of train in Newport Gwent and take 3 hours and 20 minutes. A few services require a change at Cardiff Central or Neath. Off peak and super off peak rates are available for trains from London to Swansea .
London Paddington Station is centrally located and easily accessible through many modes of transport. It's on the Bakerloo, Circle and District, Circle and Hammersmith & City underground lines and also the terminus for the Heathrow Express which offers non stop services to Heathrow Airport. A taxi rank is located above platform 12 and many black cabs ply the streets around the station. It's also well-served with bus routes. Passengers can catch buses 7, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436, and the night buses N7 and N205 from nearby Praed Street.
Swansea is a breezy city on the bay with a stylish Marina and Maritime Quarter. Famous for being the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, it's also the gateway to the Gower peninsular with its fine sandy beaches and scenic headlands. Trains from London arrive at Swansea Station centrally located on the High Street. Taxis are available in front of the station and many buses pass the area. However the main bus station in the Quadrant is around a kilometre away. Passengers can buy bus tickets in advance along with their train tickets. Tickets such as PlusBus offer unlimited travel for a day, and 1 or 3 day Explore Gower tickets allow unlimited travel throughout Swansea city and the Gower.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Swansea.
Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Swansea and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (514 m) from the train station to the city centre in Swansea.
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