Trains from Birmingham to Swansea

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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 £31.30
Average train price £46.00

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 £31.30. 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 £31.30 MORE 3h18m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £5.90 MORE 4h17m

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£26

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National Express£24

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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
Birmingham New Street
15:42
Swansea
18:55
3h13m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
16:42
Swansea
19:50
3h08m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
17:42
Swansea
20:53
3h11m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:42
Swansea
21:51
3h09m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
19:12
Swansea
22:11
2h59m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
19:42
Swansea
22:52
3h10m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
20:42
Swansea
23:55
3h13m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
21:42
Swansea
00:52
3h10m Cross Country

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 15 trains from Birmingham to Swansea are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Swansea train leaves at 09:30 while the last train leaves the station at 21:42. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

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

15

£32

7

£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
£31.30 26/05/2019 21:42 Cross Country 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£31.65 26/05/2019 19:12 Cross Country 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£34.15 26/05/2019 19:42 Cross Country 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£34.15 26/05/2019 20:42 Cross Country 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£35.15 26/05/2019 18:42 Cross Country 5 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Swansea
£36.65 26/05/2019 17:42 Cross Country 5 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 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.: £45.27)(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/£45.27 = 1.94. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 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 3 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 £45.27 £30.18 £15.09 1.95

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

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