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Birmingham to Swansea by train

It takes an average of 7h 17m to travel from Birmingham to Swansea by train, over a distance of around 106 miles (170 km). There are normally 84 trains per day traveling from Birmingham to Swansea and tickets for this journey start from $28.09 when you book in advance.

First train

04:00

Last train

23:40

Departure station

Birmingham

Arrival station

Swansea

Journey time

From 2h 46m

Distance

106 miles (170 km)

Frequency

84 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $28.09

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

Taking the train from Birmingham to Swansea in 2 hours 46 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Birmingham to Swansea? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 7 hours 17 minutes to travel the 170 km from Birmingham to Swansea by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 46 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 84 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Birmingham to Swansea start from $28.09 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Swansea? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for Birmingham to Swansea

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham to Swansea? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Birmingham to Swansea take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Swansea is 7 hours and 17 minutes, with around 84 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham and Swansea by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Swansea is 2 hours and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Swansea cost?

Train tickets from Birmingham to Swansea can start from as little as $28.09 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Swansea?

No, there are no direct train services from Birmingham to Swansea. Travelling from Birmingham to Swansea by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Birmingham to Swansea leave?

The first train from Birmingham to Swansea leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Birmingham to Swansea leave?

The last train from Birmingham to Swansea leaves at 23:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Birmingham and Swansea by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham to Swansea cover a distance of around 106 miles (170 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Swansea to Birmingham.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Swansea

Train tickets from Birmingham to Swansea start at $28.09 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham to Swansea is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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