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The train from Swansea to Cardiff usually takes around 1h 5m but can take just 51m on the fastest Great Western Railway or Transport for Wales services, with around 59 trains running on this popular route every day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.
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The average journey time by train between Swansea and Cardiff Central is 1 hour and 4 minutes, with around 53 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 Cardiff Central is 51 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Swansea to Cardiff Central 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 Swansea to Cardiff Central without having to change trains. There are 53 direct trains from Swansea to Cardiff Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Swansea to Cardiff Central leaves at 02:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Swansea to Cardiff Central leaves at 23:29. 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 Cardiff Central 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 Swansea to Cardiff Central 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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