Planning a sunny day out and looking to travel from Cardiff to Swansea by train? You've come to the right place!
The train from Cardiff to Swansea usually takes around 1h 7m but can take just 51m on the fastest Transport for Wales services, with around 92 trains running on this popular route every day. Trains are direct, so once you’re on board you can sit back, relax, and stay connected with free WiFi available on most services.
If you're heading for a relaxing day at Swansea Beach or want to visit Swansea Castle and museums, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page – we’ll highlight the cheapest fares for you. We recommend travelling Off-Peak as it can be so much cheaper compared to travelling at Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys, what’s not to like?
Keen to book your train tickets from Cardiff to Swansea? No need to wait, start a search with us today! Want to learn a bit more about the journey first? Find ticket options, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs below including first and last train times from Cardiff to Swansea.
The average journey time by train between Cardiff Central and Swansea is 1 hour and 6 minutes, with around 87 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 Cardiff Central to Swansea is 51 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Cardiff Central to Swansea can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cardiff Central to Swansea without having to change trains. There are 87 direct trains from Cardiff Central to Swansea each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Cardiff Central to Swansea leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cardiff Central to Swansea leaves at 01:03. 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 Cardiff Central to Swansea cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.
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 Cardiff Central to Swansea is right for you.
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.
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