Swansea to Cardiff by train
Travelling from Swansea to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Swansea to Cardiff take around 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 56 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swansea and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Swansea to Cardiff?
Direct trains from Swansea to Cardiff have been found.
We usually find around 60 direct trains on the route from Swansea to Cardiff every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 65 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Swansea to Cardiff?
The Swansea to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Swansea to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Swansea around 04:58 and the last train is around 22:32.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swansea around 05:29, and the last at 23:31.
What's the Swansea to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Swansea to Cardiff are $6.26.
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 Swansea to Cardiff 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 Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Swansea and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Swansea to Cardiff, 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.
Cardiff to Swansea by train