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from Swansea to Manchester

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21 May
£35Arriva Trains Wales
22 May
£21Transport for Wales
23 May
£35Arriva Trains Wales
24 May
£21Transport for Wales
25 May
£35Arriva Trains Wales
26 May
£21Transport for Wales
27 May
£37Arriva Trains Wales

Travel Information from Swansea to Manchester

distanceDistance146 miles (236 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £35
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £35 • 4 h 13 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 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Arriva Trains Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Swansea to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Swansea to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

What are my Swansea to Manchester travel options?

There are 2 ways to get from Swansea to Manchester: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Swansea to Manchester is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £22 compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is generally £13 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £35 from Swansea to Manchester.

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 13 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 25 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Swansea to Manchester would I travel?

Manchester is approximately 146 miles (236 km) away from Swansea.

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

The average frequency per day from Swansea to Manchester is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Swansea and in Manchester?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Swansea at Swansea, University Bay Campus and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Swansea and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Which travel operators 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 £22.
  • Travel with Arriva Trains Wales for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Arriva Trains Wales Swansea to Manchester tickets on Omio for £35.

Is there a way to travel directly from Swansea to Manchester?

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

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day 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 to Manchester from Swansea.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Swansea to Manchester?

Looking to extend your trip from Swansea to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Swansea to Manchester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Swansea to Manchester online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Swansea to Manchester, 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 route is on average £22 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £35 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Swansea to Manchester 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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