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Edinburgh to Swansea by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 41m
  • Distance
    484 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 43m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Swansea by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Swansea take around 6 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Swansea.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Swansea?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Swansea usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Swansea every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Swansea?

The Edinburgh to Swansea train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Swansea train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Swansea is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:06 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:08, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Edinburgh to Swansea train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Swansea by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Swansea?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Swansea, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Swansea to Edinburgh by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.