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from Swansea to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Swansea to Manchester on 27 Nov we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:10Swansea11h30 18:40Manchester
1 changes
£311One-way
Cheapest
07:10Swansea11h30 18:40Manchester
1 changes
£311One-way
Other options
07:00Swansea11h40 18:40Manchester
1 changes
£311One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
27 Nov
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£31Flixbus
Sun
28 Nov
£100Arriva Trains Wales
£19Flixbus
Mon
29 Nov
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£17Flixbus
Tue
30 Nov
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£13Flixbus
Wed
1 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£12Flixbus
Thu
2 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£15Flixbus
Fri
3 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£15National Express
Mon
6 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£2Flixbus
Tue
7 Dec
£98Arriva Trains Wales
£13National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£12Flixbus
Thu
9 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£20Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£53Arriva Trains Wales
£2Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£52Arriva Trains Wales
£15Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£13Flixbus
Mon
13 Dec
£98Arriva Trains Wales
£16National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£35Arriva Trains Wales
£11Flixbus
Thu
16 Dec
£41Arriva Trains Wales
£11Flixbus

Travel Information between Swansea and Manchester

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £29
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 7 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £29 • 4 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Arriva Trains Wales

Take a coach or train to travel 146 miles (236 km) to Manchester from Swansea. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Swansea to Manchester.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Swansea to Manchester?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Manchester from Swansea. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Manchester from Swansea?

The cheapest way from Swansea to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £9 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is £20 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Swansea to Manchester costing on average £29.

What is the fastest way to get from Swansea to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Swansea is by train, which takes on average 4 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h 15 min.

How many miles from Swansea to Manchester would I travel?

The distance between Swansea and Manchester is around 146 miles (236 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Manchester is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Swansea? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Swansea to Manchester:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Swansea, West Way and tend to arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains from Swansea to Manchester most often leave from Swansea and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Who can get me from Swansea to Manchester?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Manchester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Swansea to Manchester for £9.
  • Arriva Trains Wales can get you to Manchester by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Arriva Trains Wales from Swansea to Manchester for £29 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Swansea to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a direct coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Arriva Trains Wales.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Manchester from Swansea?
Your journey from Swansea to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Swansea to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Swansea to Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £9 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £29 one way.

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

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