How to get from Swansea to Cardiff

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from Swansea to Cardiff

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

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To get from Swansea to Cardiff on 07 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25Swansea1h00 10:25Cardiff
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09:40Swansea0h55 10:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:35Swansea1h00 10:35Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
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Travel Information between Swansea and Cardiff

distanceDistance34 miles (55 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £15 • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Great Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 34 miles (55 km) to Cardiff from Swansea. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Swansea to Cardiff.

Travel Tips: Travel from Swansea to Cardiff

Travel 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Swansea to Cardiff: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Swansea to Cardiff, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A flight is generally £3 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £3 from Swansea to Cardiff.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same journey. A ferry costs on average £1 from Swansea to Cardiff.

A flight is £15 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Swansea to Cardiff costing on average £15.

The fastest way from Swansea to Cardiff is by train with an average journey time of 52 min.

Other travel options between Swansea and Cardiff can usually take longer:

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Cardiff is approximately 34 miles (55 km) away from Swansea.

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Cardiff is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 38 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Swansea and Cardiff 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 Swansea to Cardiff:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Swansea, University Bay Campus to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Swansea and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Cardiff by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Swansea to Cardiff for £3 on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Cardiff by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Swansea to Cardiff for £15 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Swansea and Cardiff with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Transport for Wales or Great Western Railway with 38 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Swansea to Cardiff often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Swansea and Cardiff itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cardiff and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Swansea to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £3 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £15 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Swansea to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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