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Birmingham to Swansea by bus

The journey from Birmingham to Swansea by bus is 105.35 mi and takes 5 hrs 48 mins. There are 46 connections per day, with the first departure at 03:05 and the last at 21:00. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Swansea by bus for as little as £9.86 or as much as £74.39. The best price for this journey is £9.86.

Lowest Price£9.86
Journey Duration5 hrs 48 mins
Connection per Day46
Lowest Price£9.86
Highest Price£74.39
First Departure03:05
Last Departure21:00
Distance105.35 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalSwansea
CarriersTransport for Wales, FlixBusMore

Birmingham to Swansea Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Birmingham to Swansea. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much do bus tickets from Birmingham to Swansea cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Birmingham to Swansea. On average, though, you'll pay about £26.13 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as £9.86, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Birmingham to Swansea vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately £26.13. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Birmingham to Swansea by bus?

The journey between Birmingham and Swansea by bus is approximately 105.35 mi. It will take you more or less 5 hrs 48 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Birmingham and Swansea is around 105.35 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 hrs 48 mins. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Swansea take 3 hrs 30 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many journeys from Birmingham to Swansea are there every day?

If you want to get from Birmingham to Swansea, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 46 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 28 direct journeys between Birmingham and Swansea. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 18 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Swansea. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Swansea
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Swansea.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Swansea, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Swansea.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Swansea

The cheapest Birmingham - Swansea bus tickets can be found for as low as £8.88 if you’re lucky, or £11.00 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £16.17.

Find the best day to travel to Swansea by bus

When travelling to Swansea by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

The Welsh Government owns the non-profit organization Transport for Wales. It is responsible for the procurement and management of passenger rail services in Wales, as well as the development of the Welsh rail network. The company was established in 2018, taking over from Arriva Trains Wales, and operates services across Wales and the Borders. Transport for Wales is a great choice for your journeys within Wales, such as Cardiff to Aberdare or Newport to Swansea, or for your trips in England, like Manchester to Chester or Birmingham to Shrewsbury, and even for your travel between England and Wales.

Services on board Transport for Wales, FlixBus and Great Western Railway from Birmingham to Swansea
Compare services on board when travelling from Birmingham to Swansea by bus.
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Birmingham to Swansea CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
11.87kg
Bus
12.72kg
Flight
33.91kg
Car
27.13kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Swansea?
A bus ticket from Birmingham to Swansea is £26.13. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £9.86.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Birmingham to Swansea?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Swansea is £9.86. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Swansea by bus?
Birmingham to Swansea is 105.35 mi.
How long does the bus between Birmingham and Swansea take?
Birmingham to Swansea is on average 5 hrs 48 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 30 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Swansea?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Swansea is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Transport for Wales, FlixBus, Great Western Railway, CrossCountry, Megabus and National Express.
How many bus connections per day go from Birmingham to Swansea?
Birmingham to Swansea has 46 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Birmingham to Swansea leave?
The earliest bus from Birmingham to Swansea departs at 03:05. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Birmingham to Swansea depart?
The latest bus from Birmingham to Swansea departs at 21:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Swansea in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £9.86 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Swansea?
There are on average 28 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Swansea.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Swansea by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Birmingham and Swansea is 3 hrs 30 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Birmingham to Swansea?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Birmingham and Swansea.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Swansea by bus?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Swansea creates 12.72kg of CO2 emissions.

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