Cardiff to Swansea by train
Travelling from Cardiff to Swansea by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Swansea take around 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 56 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Swansea.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Swansea?
Direct trains from Cardiff to Swansea have been found.
We usually find around 64 direct trains on the route from Cardiff to Swansea every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 67 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Swansea?
The Cardiff to Swansea train travel time is normally about 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Swansea train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Swansea is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:35 and the last train is around 23:44.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 05:33, and the last at 00:54.
What's the Cardiff to Swansea train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cardiff to Swansea are $6.25.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $6 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $9. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Swansea by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Swansea?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Swansea, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- Transport For Wales
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Swansea to Cardiff by train