Trains from Birmingham to Swansea

Birmingham to Swansea train information

Birmingham Swansea train map

Train duration 3h34m
Arrival Swansea, Wales
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 106 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £18.80
Average train price £40.00

The trip between Birmingham, located in England and Swansea, situated in Wales is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: Cross Country.

There are 106 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Birmingham to Swansea is around 3h34m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Swansea from Birmingham, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

Looking at our data, the best fare to travel by train in the next month is £18.80. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Birmingham to Swansea train tickets

from £18.80 MORE 3h02m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £5.90 MORE 4h22m

Birmingham - Swansea prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Swansea by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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National Express£19

Raileurope£32

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Birmingham to Swansea

When are the next trains to Swansea?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Thursday 23 January
Birmingham New Street
07:42
Swansea
10:34
2h52m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
08:30
Swansea
11:29
2h59m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
09:12
Swansea
12:16
3h04m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
09:30
Swansea
12:34
3h04m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
10:30
Swansea
13:34
3h04m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
11:30
Swansea
14:29
2h59m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
12:30
Swansea
15:32
3h02m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
12:42
Swansea
16:15
3h33m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
13:42
Swansea
16:33
2h51m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
14:42
Swansea
17:39
2h57m Cross Country
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Birmingham - Swansea: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£26

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30

£32

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£32

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£33

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£32

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£44

Same day

Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Buying your train from Birmingham to Swansea in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £26 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 43% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Birmingham to Swansea trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Swansea by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Swansea to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£31.40 24/01/2020 12:30 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£32.00 24/01/2020 11:30 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£33.90 24/01/2020 09:30 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£34.50 24/01/2020 10:30 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£34.80 24/01/2020 18:42 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£35.80 24/01/2020 21:12 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£38.00 24/01/2020 19:42 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£41.80 24/01/2020 12:42 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£43.60 24/01/2020 19:12 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£44.20 24/01/2020 20:42 Cross Country 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Birmingham Swansea train

Discount Birmingham - Swansea train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Birmingham Swansea train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Birmingham to Swansea? Use your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Birmingham Swansea ticket (i.e.: £39.59)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£39.59 = 2.22. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 3 trips from Birmingham to Swansea (one way trip).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Swansea train £39.59 £26.39 £13.20 2.23

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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