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Swansea to Cardiff by train

The journey from Swansea to Cardiff by train is 34.24 mi and takes 0 hr 59 min. There are 25 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:46 AM and the last at 11:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Swansea to Cardiff by train for as little as $5.27 or as much as $17.14. The best price for this journey is $5.27.

Lowest Price$5.27
Journey Duration0 hr 59 min
Connection per Day25
Lowest Price$5.27
Highest Price$17.14
First Departure3:46 AM
Last Departure11:40 PM
Distance34.24 mi
DepartureSwansea
ArrivalCardiff
CarriersTransport for Wales, Great Western Railway

Swansea to Cardiff Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

Traveling from Swansea to Cardiff with Virail

Planning to travel from Swansea to Cardiff? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Swansea to Cardiff by train?

The prices for train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff will cost $5.27. The average train ticket price is approximately $7.35. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $7.35 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Swansea to Cardiff.

How long does it take to get from Swansea to Cardiff by train?

Traveling from Swansea to Cardiff by train will usually take 0 hr 59 min. This journey covers a distance of 34.24 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 0 hr 59 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Swansea and Cardiff by train usually takes 0 hr 59 min to cover a distance of 34.24 mi. The shortest journey from Swansea to Cardiff will take you 0 hr 52 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Cardiff quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

Which stations are used when traveling from Swansea to Cardiff?

You will be able to leave Swansea by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Cardiff. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Swansea or in Cardiff, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Swansea leave for Cardiff?

You will be able to travel from Swansea to Cardiff using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 25 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Swansea to Cardiff using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 25 direct connections from Swansea to Cardiff each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Swansea to Cardiff. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Swansea to Cardiff, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Swansea to Cardiff.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Swansea to Cardiff

The cheapest Swansea - Cardiff train tickets can be found for as low as $6.25 if you’re lucky, or $7.67 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $11.71.

Find the best day to travel to Cardiff by train

When travelling to Cardiff by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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The Welsh Government owns the non-profit organization Transport for Wales. It is responsible for the procurement and management of passenger rail services in Wales, as well as the development of the Welsh rail network. The company was established in 2018, taking over from Arriva Trains Wales, and operates services across Wales and the Borders. Transport for Wales is a great choice for your journeys within Wales, such as Cardiff to Aberdare or Newport to Swansea, or for your trips in England, like Manchester to Chester or Birmingham to Shrewsbury, and even for your travel between England and Wales.

Services on board Transport for Wales and Great Western Railway from Swansea to Cardiff
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Swansea to Cardiff CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
3.86kg
Bus
4.13kg
Flight
11.02kg
Car
8.82kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Swansea to Cardiff by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Swansea and Cardiff are 3.86kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Swansea and Cardiff? By taking the train between Swansea and Cardiff you will save 7.16kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.27kg compared to a bus and 4.96kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Swansea to Cardiff?
A train ticket from Swansea to Cardiff is $7.35. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.27.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Swansea to Cardiff?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Swansea to Cardiff is $5.27. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Swansea and Cardiff by train?
Swansea to Cardiff is 34.24 mi.
How long does the train between Swansea and Cardiff take?
Swansea to Cardiff is on average 0 hr 59 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 52 min.
Which companies operate from Swansea to Cardiff?
The train journey from Swansea to Cardiff is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Transport for Wales and Great Western Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Swansea to Cardiff?
Swansea to Cardiff has 25 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Swansea to Cardiff leave?
The earliest train from Swansea to Cardiff departs at 3:46 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Swansea to Cardiff depart?
The latest train from Swansea to Cardiff departs at 11:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Swansea to Cardiff in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $5.27 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Swansea to Cardiff?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Swansea to go to Cardiff. You can go from Swansea West Way and Swansea Railway Station and you can arrive at Heath Low Level, Cardiff (Cathays), Cardiff Central and Cardiff Kingsway Stop GC.
How many direct connections depart from Swansea to Cardiff?
There are on average 25 direct connection(s) from Swansea to go to Cardiff.
What's the fastest journey time between Swansea to Cardiff by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Swansea and Cardiff is 0 hr 52 min.
Is there a direct train from Swansea to Cardiff?
Yes, there is a direct train between Swansea and Cardiff.
What are the CO2 emissions for Swansea to Cardiff by train?
The train journey from Swansea to Cardiff creates 3.86kg of CO2 emissions.

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