Trains from London to Swansea

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London to Swansea train information

London Swansea train map

Train duration 3h06m
Arrival Swansea, Wales
Departure London, England
Distance 165 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £19.50
Average train price £68.00
  • All trains between London (London England) to Swansea (West Wales and The Valleys) are operated by Great Western Railway. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.
  • Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Swansea from London. The average journey duration between London to Swansea is 3h06m to travel the 165 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found to travel in the next month is £19.50 one way.

Best prices for London to Swansea train tickets

from £19.50 MORE 3h07m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 5h12m
from £5.21 MORE 4h33m

London - Swansea prices calendar

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

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Megabus£13

National Express£15

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

London - 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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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. Purchasing your train from London to Swansea in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £27 when purchasing your train 2 months in advance which is 45% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for London to Swansea trains

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

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London Swansea train

Discount London - Swansea train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your London Swansea train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from London to Swansea cost on average £67.04 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £67.04 (£88/£67.04 = 1.31), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Swansea to London, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much does a railcard cost?

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
London to Swansea train £67.04 £44.69 £22.35 1.32

(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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