How to get from Manchester to Swansea

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Travel Information from Manchester to Swansea

distanceDistance146 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £42
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £42 • 4 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Transport for Wales

Travel 146 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Swansea from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Transport for Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Swansea.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Swansea

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There are 4 ways that you can travel from Manchester to Swansea. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Swansea is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Swansea:

A coach is about £30 less than a train, which costs on average £42 for this trip.

The fastest way from Manchester to Swansea is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 4 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 30 min.

The distance between Manchester and Swansea is around 146 miles.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Swansea is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to Swansea, University Bay Campus.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Swansea.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Swansea:

  • You can travel by coach between Manchester and Swansea with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Manchester to Swansea tickets for £12 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Swansea with Transport for Wales. Cheap tickets can be found for £42 with Transport for Wales from Manchester to Swansea.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Swansea often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Bristol. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Swansea itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Swansea and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £12 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £42 one way.

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

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