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What's the best way to get from Swansea to Cardiff? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Swansea to Cardiff, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Swansea to Cardiff?

The cheapest train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff cost £ 5. On average, you can expect to spend around £ 10.91 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Swansea to Cardiff.

Journey Details

Best price £ 5
Journey duration 1 h 6 min
Connections per day 38
First departure 06:28
Last departure 04:56
Distance 34.2 mi
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 8 min
Swansea - Cardiff Central
07:39 - 08:47
£ 5
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h
Swansea - Cardiff Central
08:08 - 09:08
£ 5
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 58 min
Swansea - Cardiff Central
08:49 - 09:47
£ 5
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 55 min
Swansea - Cardiff Central
09:54 - 10:49
£ 5
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 53 min
Swansea - Cardiff Central
12:53 - 13:46
£ 5
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 1 min
Swansea - Cardiff Central
13:52 - 14:53
£ 5
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 53 min
Swansea - Cardiff Central
14:54 - 15:47
£ 5

How long is the journey from Swansea to Cardiff by train?

In order to get from Swansea to Cardiff faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Swansea and Cardiff will complete the journey in 51 min. On average, it will take you about 1 h 6 min to travel the 34.8 mi between Swansea and Cardiff.

What time are the first and last departures from Swansea to Cardiff?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Swansea to Cardiff leaving at 06:28. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 04:56.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

When traveling from Swansea to Cardiff by train, which stations can I use?

You will be able to leave Swansea by using stations such as Swansea [ SWA ] and Swansea. These connect you to stations including Cardiff Central [ CDF ] and Cardiff Central in Cardiff. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Swansea or in Cardiff, for your convenience while traveling.

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

On average, there are 38 daily departures from Swansea to Cardiff. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 49 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, Transport For Wales and Great Western Railway, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 26 departures from Swansea which travel directly to Cardiff. There are 12 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Swansea [ SWA ]
Swansea

Destination stations

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
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