The cheapest trains from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 26 Oct

Cheapest

£6

Average

£11

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 £ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

Cheapest
09:55Swansea0h54 10:49Cardiff Central
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£61One-way
Cheapest
08:51Swansea1h02 09:53Cardiff Central
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£61One-way
08:22Swansea0h53 09:15Cardiff Central
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£141One-way
09:22Swansea0h53 10:15Cardiff Central
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£141One-way
10:22Swansea0h53 11:15Cardiff Central
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£141One-way

Timetable Swansea to Cardiff

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08:22Swansea0h53 09:15Cardiff Central
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08:51Swansea1h02 09:53Cardiff Central
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09:22Swansea0h53 10:15Cardiff Central
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09:55Swansea0h54 10:49Cardiff Central
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10:22Swansea0h53 11:15Cardiff Central
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Mon
25 Oct
£6Arriva Trains Wales
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Tue
26 Oct
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£6Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
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£6Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£14Great Western Railway
£3Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£14Arriva 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
Sun
7 Nov
£6Arriva Trains Wales
£3Flixbus

The fastest trains from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 26 Oct

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

55 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

55 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Swansea for Cardiff every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 55 km distance in an average of 55 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 2 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
08:22Swansea0h53 09:15Cardiff Central
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£141One-way
Fastest
09:22Swansea0h53 10:15Cardiff Central
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£141One-way
Fastest
10:22Swansea0h53 11:15Cardiff Central
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£141One-way
09:55Swansea0h54 10:49Cardiff Central
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£61One-way
08:51Swansea1h02 09:53Cardiff Central
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£61One-way

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Train Information to Cardiff from Swansea

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
durationAverage train duration53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Great Western Railway

Trains from Swansea to Cardiff cover the 34 miles (55 km) long route taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £6, but the average price of train tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Swansea and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Trains from Swansea to Cardiff: Journey Details

Train services between Swansea and Cardiff run regularly throughout the day, from early in the morning until late evening. Departure frequency is around three trains per hour on average, with up to four departing during peak travel times. The main providers of trains from Swansea to Cardiff are First Great Western and Arriva Trains Wales. Each service is direct, with the average journey time being just over fifty minutes. At least one service per hour may take a little longer to reach its destination as there are more calling points along the way.

Taking the Train from Swansea

The railway station in Swansea is located in High Street. Due to its central location in the city, there are a number of options for accessing the station. Frequent bus services from the city centre regularly stop outside the railway station and also service the nearby Quadrant Bus Station. In addition, there is a taxi rank located adjacent to the station which is in operation twenty-four hours a day.

Getting into Cardiff by Train

The capital and largest city in Wales, Cardiff is well-known for both its vibrant cultural scene and famous sporting connections. The city is home to a wealth of museums, art galleries, theatres, restaurants and bars, in addition to the Millennium Stadium, one of the largest sports venues in the UK. Trains from Swansea terminate at Cardiff Central, which is situated in the city centre close to the Millennium Stadium. Cardiff Central bus station is conveniently located directly opposite the train station, with bus services running until late evening. A twenty-four taxi rank is situated outside the main train station entrance on the right-hand​ side.

Travel Tips

Trains from Swansea to Cardiff
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Swansea and Cardiff cost?
You can find a cheap train from Swansea to Cardiff for some dates and times for as low as £6  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Swansea to Cardiff?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Swansea to Cardiff train price to come in at an average of £10  one way.
What is the distance to Cardiff from Swansea via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Swansea and Cardiff via train to be approximately 34 miles (55 km).
What is the average Swansea to Cardiff train duration?
On average the train from Swansea to Cardiff duration is 53 min  for the 34 miles (55 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Swansea to Cardiff train leave from? Which Cardiff train station do I come into from Swansea?

Omio customers book a train from Swansea   to Cardiff Central   most frequently for this route.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Swansea, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Swansea. The most popular arrival train station in Cardiff, called Cardiff Central, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Swansea to Cardiff?
For the best Swansea to Cardiff train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Arriva Trains Wales or Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Swansea and Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there between Swansea and Cardiff a day?
The average number of trains departing Swansea for Cardiff is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Swansea to Cardiff? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Swansea to Cardiff train departs at 07: 26   and the last train from Swansea to Cardiff leaves at 10: 32. Check out the most up-to-date Swansea to Cardiff train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase Swansea to Cardiff train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Swansea to Cardiff is on average £10 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Swansea and Cardiff available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Swansea
Cardiff
The major railway station for departures from Swansea is Swansea. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Swansea for your trip from Swansea to Cardiff.