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Cheap train tickets from Swansea to London

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
03:463h30
Swansea station (SWA)
07:16London Paddington (PAD)
£691One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:572h47
Swansea station (SWA)
09:44London Paddington (PAD)
£1261One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:282h45
Swansea station (SWA)
09:13London Paddington (PAD)
£1261One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
04:592h45
Swansea station (SWA)
07:44London Paddington (PAD)
£1261One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:582h47
Swansea station (SWA)
08:45London Paddington (PAD)
£1661One-way
0 changes

Train timetableSwansea to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 April
Great Western Railway
03:463h30
Swansea station (SWA)
07:16London Paddington (PAD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
04:592h45
Swansea station (SWA)
07:44London Paddington (PAD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:252h51
Swansea station (SWA)
08:16London Paddington (PAD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:582h47
Swansea station (SWA)
08:45London Paddington (PAD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:282h45
Swansea station (SWA)
09:13London Paddington (PAD)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:572h47
Swansea station (SWA)
09:44London Paddington (PAD)
0 changes

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Train times from Swansea to London

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 45 m

Average

2 h 54 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

264 km

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

Fastest
Great Western Railway
06:282h45
Swansea station (SWA)
09:13London Paddington (PAD)
£1261One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Great Western Railway
04:592h45
Swansea station (SWA)
07:44London Paddington (PAD)
£1261One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:582h47
Swansea station (SWA)
08:45London Paddington (PAD)
£1661One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:572h47
Swansea station (SWA)
09:44London Paddington (PAD)
£1261One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
05:252h51
Swansea station (SWA)
08:16London Paddington (PAD)
£1661One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Swansea to London

distanceDistance164 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£57 (€64)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail

Trains from Swansea to London cover the 164 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 45 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £57, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Swansea and arrive in London Euston.

Trains from Swansea to London

Trains from Swansea to London depart from Swansea train station multiple times a day. Great Western Railway is the only train company that runs routes to London from Swansea. On average, trains depart from Swansea train station once or twice an hour and arrive in London at London Paddington train station. Trains from Swansea to London travel directly; no train routes require a change.

Swansea to London Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains to London from Swansea depart once or twice an hour. The train time ranges between 2h 46min and 3h 35min. The first train departs at about 03:41 and arrives at approximately 07:16 in London. The last train departs at around 20:22 from Swansea and arrives at roughly 23:09.

How long is the journey by train from Swansea to London?

The journey time to London from Swansea takes between 2h 46min and 3h 35min. The fastest trains depart in the early morning and late evening. The slowest train is the first train of the day, which departs at around 03:41 and arrives at approximately 07:16 in London. There are no train routes that require a change during the journey.

Millenium bridge in Swansea. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: Swansea train station is the departure train station for trains that travel to London from Swansea. Swansea train station is located around 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from the city centre of Swansea. You can get to the train station from the city centre by taking a bus, taxi or walking. You can hop on the bus at Swansea City bus stop – buses that depart from this stop to Swansea train station include bus 36, 4A, 25, 28 and 111 – and you’ll get off the bus at the High Street Station bus stop. Amenities and services that are available at Swansea train station include cash machines, bathrooms, a coffee shop, ticket office, waiting area and newsstands.

Arrival train station: London Paddington train station is your arrival train station in London from Swansea. You can reach London’s city centre from London Paddington train station by taking the train, bus or a taxi. One of the most convenient ways to travel to the city centre is taking the train; you can get on the Bakerloo line from Paddington underground station. The stop you will need to disembark at for the city centre is Waterloo station. The amenities and services available at the London Paddington train station include bathrooms, lost property, waiting rooms, a first-class lounge, cafes, convenience shops, cash machines, ticket offices and disability assistance.

Which train companies travel from Swansea to London?

Great Western Railway is the only train company that travels from Swansea to London. The travel time on Great Western Railways trains ranges between 2h 46min and 3h 35min. All trains from Great Western Railway travel directly to London from Swansea. On average, there’s around one train an hour from Swansea to London. The fastest trains from this train provider depart in the morning and early evening.

Night trains London

There are some night trains to London from Swansea. The last two trains of the evening depart around 19:22 and 20:22. There is also a train that departs from Swansea at approximately 03:41 and arrives in London at around 07:16. All trains from Swansea to London travel directly and do not require a changeover. It is good to note that night trains tend to take a slower journey than those during the day.

Great Western Railway trains from Swansea to London

Great Western Railway is the only train provider which provides train services between Swansea and London. Great Western Railway trains travel between once and twice an hour to London from Swansea. The first Great Western Railway train route leaves at around 03:41 from Swansea train station and arrives at London Paddington train station at around 07:16. The latest train departs from Swansea at approximately 20:22 and arrives in London around 23:09. The fastest trains from Great Western Railway depart during the day, while slower trains tend to run at night.

Trains from Swansea to London: Sustainability travel

Travelling sustainably can be easily done when you take the train; it is an eco-friendly way to travel around. This is due to the fact that trains produce less greenhouse gases while in transit than cars and planes. You can also fit many more people on a train than in a car, so you also save on fuel consumption, as more people can travel on one journey. Great Western Railway is also committed to helping the environment and achieving a goal of zero net emissions in the coming years.

Train Swansea to London: Services on Board

There are many services on board Great Western Railway trains that you can enjoy while on your journey to London. Great Western Railway has the option of standard or first class. A first-class ticket gives you the added benefits of free Wifi, extra legroom, onboard food and access to lounges. Your standard luggage allowance is three bags, maximum. You can have one large bag, a medium-sized bag and a personal item. You can bring your bicycle on board with you; however, you need to book a spot when you book your ticket. You are allowed to bring your pet on board, too, as long as you properly secure them either in a pet carrier or with a lead. If you are a person with limited mobility, there are members of staff to help you on and off the train. There are also wheelchair ramps for you to board and alight easily. While on board, check out our online travel magazine The Window Seat.

How to find cheap train tickets from Swansea to London

There are many ways to get cheap train tickets if you know what to do and where to look. A recommendation for finding cheaper train tickets is to book a slower train or one that requires a changeover. Night trains also tend to be cheaper than those during the day. Another great idea is to book your train ticket as much in advance as possible; train tickets often become more expensive closer to the train's departure date. If you can be flexible with your travel dates and times, this is another great option for getting more affordable tickets, as you will be able to travel on the day with the cheapest fares.

Sunrise over London. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train—travel tips

London is a fabulous city for a holiday, no matter what type of trip you want to have. Mostly, it’s a great city for historical tourism. Some of the city's most popular historical destinations include Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Leicester Square and The Tower of London. This city is also known for its many family-fun attractions. Some of the most popular days out in London include having a picnic in Hyde Park, taking a photo with your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds and learning about the city on a riverboat cruise down the Thames. While in London, you can’t miss out on some of Britain’s best restaurants. Recommended affordable and highly rated restaurants include Rudie’s Shoreditch, Salsa! Soho, Firebrand Pizza Clerkenwell, Caldera and Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes. Other fun activities in London are:

  • Shopping down Oxford Street
  • Eating fish and chips next to the Thames River
  • Dancing the night away in some of London’s best clubs
  • Taking a photo with a Beefeater
  • Walking down The Mall to Buckingham Palace

FAQs: Swansea to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from Swansea to London 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 London.
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Cheap train tickets from Swansea to London can start from as little as £40 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Swansea to London is £57; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Swansea and London is on average 2 h 45 min   for the 164 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Swansea to London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Swansea to London leaves at 05: 25. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Swansea to London leaves at 20: 23.
There are 12 trains a day from Swansea to London which require at least one change with Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Swansea to London, you can count on Great Western Rail for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Swansea and London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 23.

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 London Euston, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Swansea to London is October.
You have options as you can travel from Swansea to London 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Swansea and London

Swansea
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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 London.
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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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