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from Edinburgh to Swansea

You can get from Edinburgh to Swansea by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Swansea

distanceDistance300 miles (484 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £219
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 16 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £109 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Arriva Trains Wales

Travel 300 miles (484 km) by flight, coach or train from Edinburgh to Swansea. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet, National Express or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Edinburgh to Swansea.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Edinburgh to Swansea?

You can travel from Edinburgh to Swansea 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Swansea from Edinburgh?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Swansea. Tickets for a coach cost on average £25.

This is compared to other travel options to Swansea:

A coach is generally £85 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £109 from Edinburgh to Swansea.

A coach is generally £195 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £219 from Edinburgh to Swansea.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Swansea?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Swansea is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Swansea from Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 16 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 47 min.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Swansea?

You should expect to travel around 300 miles (484 km) from Edinburgh to Swansea.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Swansea?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Swansea is:

  • 11 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Swansea from Edinburgh as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Edinburgh to Swansea, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Swansea?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Swansea:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Swansea, West Way.
  • Most travellers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Swansea.

Who can get me from Edinburgh to Swansea?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Swansea, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with easyJet to go to Swansea by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Edinburgh to Swansea tickets on Omio for £109.
  • Travel with National Express to go to Swansea by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Edinburgh to Swansea tickets on Omio for £25.
  • Travel with Arriva Trains Wales for trains to Swansea. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Arriva Trains Wales Edinburgh to Swansea tickets on Omio for £219.

Is there a direct service to Swansea from Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Swansea with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 11 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Swansea as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Edinburgh and Swansea.

Where should I go next after I travel between Edinburgh and Swansea?

Your journey from Edinburgh to Swansea doesn't have to end in Swansea. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Bristol. If you’d like to add London, Cardiff or Bristol to your Edinburgh to Swansea trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Swansea today!

How early should I book tickets between Edinburgh and Swansea online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Edinburgh and Swansea, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average £109 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £25 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £219 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Swansea from Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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