It takes an average of 4h 37m to travel from Swansea to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 147 miles (236 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Swansea to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from $54.04 when you book in advance.
From 4h 19m
147 miles (236 km)
16 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The train from Swansea to Manchester usually takes 4 hours 37 minutes on average to travel 236 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 19 minutes. You can expect to find 16 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Manchester, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Swansea to Manchester in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $54.04.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Manchester, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
The average journey time by train between Swansea and Manchester is 4 hours and 37 minutes, with around 16 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Swansea to Manchester is 4 hours and 19 minutes.
Train tickets from Swansea to Manchester can start from as little as $54.04 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Swansea to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Swansea to Manchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Swansea to Manchester leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Swansea to Manchester leaves at 17:37. 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.
Trains travelling from Swansea to Manchester cover a distance of around 147 miles (236 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Swansea.
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