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Journey information from London to Swansea

  • Train Fares from: £15
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  • Changes: Direct

Taking the train from London to Swansea

The train from London to Swansea gets you into the heart of Wales' second city in just three hours. If you're stuck for something to do along the way, why not brush up on a few everyday Welsh phrases? With departures from around dawn, you'll arrive in time to say bore da (good morning).

It's a glorious trip through the Welsh countryside, and there's loads to distract you onboard too when you travel with Great Western Railway. Thanks to the free WiFi and power sockets near seats, you’ll be able to browse the internet while you travel without worrying about your phone running out of juice. Are you the kind of person who likes to stretch out? Upgrade to First Class for a roomier seat, plus a stream of snacks and drinks so you'll be fresh and raring to go when you step off the train, ready to take on the city's beaches, restaurants and Mumbles Pier.

Use our Journey Planner to start searching for tickets and find your train from London to Swansea today.

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Swansea by train?

    The average journey time between London and Swansea is . On an average weekday, there are 46 trains travelling from London to Swansea. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • What is the fastest journey from London to Swansea by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

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

    Train tickets from London to Swansea can start from as little as £15 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.

  • Are there direct trains from London to Swansea?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Swansea without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Swansea.

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  • What is the distance between London and Swansea?

    The distance between London and Swansea is 164 miles.

    Distance: 164 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Swansea?

    The first train from London to Swansea departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Swansea?

    The last train from London to Swansea departs at .

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    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

London to Swansea timetable

Check out the next trains departing from London to Swansea for Thursday 13th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

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07:4810:342h 46m, direct
08:4811:312h 43m, direct
09:4812:342h 46m, direct
10:4813:342h 46m, direct
11:4814:342h 46m, direct
12:4815:372h 49m, direct
13:4816:332h 45m, direct
14:4817:392h 51m, direct
15:4818:332h 45m, direct
16:4819:332h 45m, direct

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

Looking for other travel options? We also sell National Express coach tickets across the UK. Check out times and tickets for London to Swansea by bus.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Swansea

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction

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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 to Swansea is right for you.

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**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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