Trains from Cardiff to Swansea

Cardiff to Swansea train information

Cardiff Swansea train map

Train duration 1h34m
Arrival Swansea, Wales
Departure Cardiff, Wales
Distance 35 Miles

The route connecting Cardiff, which is in Wales and Swansea, located in Wales is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

Using the train is a quick and convenient way to get to Swansea from Cardiff. The average journey time from Cardiff to Swansea is 1h34m to cover the 35 miles.

Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the cost of the train will change.

Best prices for Cardiff to Swansea train tickets

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Cardiff - Swansea prices calendar

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

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Cardiff - Swansea: the best time to book cheap trains

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The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Cardiff to Swansea in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £11 when booking your ticket 15 days in advance which is 10% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket 7 days in advance.

Best prices for Cardiff to Swansea trains

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

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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Cardiff Swansea train ticket.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Cardiff Swansea ticket is £50.00 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Swansea to Cardiff (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a whole year.

(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
Cardiff to Swansea train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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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