Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Swansea

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£35

Average

£67

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 Manchester to Swansea will cost around £ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 35.

Arriva Trains Wales
08:30Manchester4h26 12:56Swansea
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£351One-way
Arriva Trains Wales
09:31Manchester4h30 14:01Swansea
0 changes
£371One-way
Transport for Wales
07:30Manchester4h26 11:56Swansea
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£431One-way
Transport for Wales
12:31Manchester4h36 17:07Swansea
0 changes
£431One-way
Transport for Wales
11:31Manchester4h27 15:58Swansea
0 changes
£1031One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Swansea

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sat, 21 May
Transport for Wales
07:30Manchester4h26 11:56Swansea
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Arriva Trains Wales
08:30Manchester4h26 12:56Swansea
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Transport for Wales
08:31Manchester4h30 13:01Swansea
0 changes
Arriva Trains Wales
09:31Manchester4h30 14:01Swansea
0 changes
Transport for Wales
11:31Manchester4h27 15:58Swansea
0 changes
Transport for Wales
12:31Manchester4h36 17:07Swansea
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Transport for Wales
17:31Manchester4h36 22:07Swansea
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Sat
21 May
£105Arriva Trains Wales
£19National Express
Sun
22 May
£103Cross Country
£17National Express
Mon
23 May
£21Transport for Wales
£11Flixbus
Thu
26 May
£14Transport for Wales
£19National Express

Fastest train times from Manchester to Swansea

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 26 m

Average

4 h 30 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

237 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Manchester for Swansea every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 237 km distance in an average of 4 h 30 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 26 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 36 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.

Arriva Trains Wales
08:30Manchester4h26 12:56Swansea
0 changes
£351One-way
Transport for Wales
07:30Manchester4h26 11:56Swansea
0 changes
£431One-way
Transport for Wales
11:31Manchester4h27 15:58Swansea
0 changes
£1031One-way
Arriva Trains Wales
09:31Manchester4h30 14:01Swansea
0 changes
£371One-way
Transport for Wales
08:31Manchester4h30 13:01Swansea
0 changes
£1051One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£57 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTransport for Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Manchester to Swansea cover the 146 miles (236 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 8 min with our travel partners like Transport for Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £57, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Swansea.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Swansea

Travel from Manchester to Swansea from £14 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Swansea from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train to Swansea from Manchester. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Manchester - Swansea route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance to Swansea from Manchester is around 146 miles (236 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £103. As you check the latest Manchester to Swansea train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Swansea safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket to Swansea from Manchester so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: £103

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Manchester and Swansea due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Swansea

Travel by train 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 Manchester to Swansea.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train to Swansea from Manchester?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Swansea from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £14  one way.

What is the average price of train tickets from Manchester to Swansea?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Swansea train price to come in at an average of £57  one way.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Swansea by train?

You should expect to travel around 146 miles (236 km)  from Manchester to Swansea by train.

How long does it take from Manchester to Swansea by train?

While the time it takes to travel 146 miles (236 km) to Swansea from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Swansea is on average 4 h 8 min.

Which train station from Manchester to Swansea do I depart from? Which Swansea train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Swansea.

Where is the train station in Manchester? Where is the train station in Swansea?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Swansea, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre of Swansea.

What train providers offer a service between Manchester and Swansea?

If you're looking for trains from Manchester to Swansea, you can rely on Transport for Wales or Cross Country to get you to Swansea. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Manchester to Swansea trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there from Manchester to Swansea?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Swansea is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Manchester to Swansea? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Manchester to Swansea train departs at 05: 30   and the last train from Manchester to Swansea leaves at 19: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Swansea train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

When should I purchase Manchester Swansea train tickets to score the best deals?

You can find a train from Manchester to Swansea to cost on average £57 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Swansea train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Swansea
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Swansea.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales