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Swansea to Lancaster by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 57m
  • Distance
    280 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 3m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Swansea to Lancaster by train

Fast trains from Swansea to Lancaster take around 4 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 280 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swansea and Lancaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Swansea to Lancaster?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Swansea to Lancaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

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

The Swansea to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Swansea around 04:28 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swansea around 04:15, and the last at 23:34.

When to book Swansea to Lancaster 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 Swansea to Lancaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Swansea and Lancaster?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • 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.

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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.