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London Paddington to Swansea by train

It takes an average of 3h 11m to travel from London Paddington to Swansea by train, over a distance of around 162 miles (260 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Swansea and tickets for this journey start from £33.50 when you book in advance.

First train

04:23

Last train

22:49

Departure station

London Paddington

Arrival station

Swansea

Journey time

From 2h 39m

Distance

162 miles (260 km)

Frequency

44 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £33.50

Train operators

Great Western Railway

Travelling from London Paddington to Swansea by train

Planning a sunny day out and looking to travel from London Paddington to Swansea by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from London Paddington to Swansea usually takes around 3h 22m but can take just 2h 37m on the fastest Great Western Railway services, with around 46 trains running on this popular route per 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 to search for cheap train tickets – we'll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you use a Railcard or travel during Off-Peak times.

Keen to book your train tickets from London Paddington 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Paddington 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 London Paddington to Swansea take?

The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Swansea is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 44 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 London Paddington and Swansea by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Swansea is 2 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from London Paddington to Swansea cost?

Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Swansea can start from as little as £33.50 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.

Is there a direct train from London Paddington to Swansea?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Swansea without having to change trains. There are 44 direct trains from London Paddington to Swansea each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London Paddington to Swansea leave?

The first train from London Paddington to Swansea leaves at 04:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Paddington to Swansea leave?

The last train from London Paddington to Swansea leaves at 22:49. 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 London Paddington and Swansea by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Swansea cover a distance of around 162 miles (260 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Swansea

Train tickets from London Paddington to Swansea start at £33.50 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.

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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 London Paddington 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.

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

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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