Swansea to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Transport for Wales
09:330h58
Swansea station (SWA)
10:31Cardiff Central (CDF)
£61One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:230h53
Swansea station (SWA)
10:16Cardiff Central (CDF)
£81One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:350h53
Swansea station (SWA)
09:28Cardiff Central (CDF)
£81One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
10:220h55
Swansea station (SWA)
11:17Cardiff Central (CDF)
£81One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:401h04
Swansea station (SWA)
09:44Cardiff Central (CDF)
£161One-way
0 changes

Train timetableSwansea to Cardiff

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 April
Great Western Railway
08:350h53
Swansea station (SWA)
09:28Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:401h04
Swansea station (SWA)
09:44Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:230h53
Swansea station (SWA)
10:16Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:330h58
Swansea station (SWA)
10:31Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
10:220h55
Swansea station (SWA)
11:17Cardiff Central (CDF)
0 changes

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Train times from Swansea to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

56 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.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
09:230h53
Swansea station (SWA)
10:16Cardiff Central (CDF)
£81One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Great Western Railway
08:350h53
Swansea station (SWA)
09:28Cardiff Central (CDF)
£81One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
10:220h55
Swansea station (SWA)
11:17Cardiff Central (CDF)
£81One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:330h58
Swansea station (SWA)
10:31Cardiff Central (CDF)
£61One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
08:401h04
Swansea station (SWA)
09:44Cardiff Central (CDF)
£161One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Swansea to Cardiff

distanceDistance34 miles
durationAverage train duration53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail or Transport for Wales

Trains from Swansea to Cardiff cover the 34 miles long journey taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £6. 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.

FAQs: Swansea to Cardiff train

FAQs: Travel by train from Swansea to Cardiff 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 Swansea to Cardiff.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Swansea to Cardiff 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 from Swansea to Cardiff is on average 53 min   for the 34 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Swansea to Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Swansea to Cardiff leaves at 05: 32. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Swansea to Cardiff leaves at 23: 29.
There are 11 trains a day from Swansea to Cardiff which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Swansea to Cardiff, you can count on Great Western Rail or Transport for Wales for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Swansea and Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 29.

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

The cheapest month to travel from Swansea to Cardiff by train is December.
You have options as you can travel from Swansea to Cardiff 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Swansea and Cardiff

Swansea
Cardiff
Swansea is the most popular Swansea railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Swansea for your journey to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 8450507080
Public transport options for Swansea
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stops on High Street outside the station

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