Trains from Manchester to Swansea

Manchester to Swansea train information

Manchester Swansea train map

Train duration 4h21m
Arrival Swansea, Wales
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 147 Miles

There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains connecting Manchester in England to Swansea in Wales as well as the rail company for this route.

There are 147 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Manchester to Swansea is approximately 4h21m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Swansea from Manchester, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Swansea train tickets

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Manchester - Swansea: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Swansea will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 15 days in advance, tickets should be available from £35 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £73 for your journey. Thus, you can save 53% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 15 days in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Manchester to Swansea trains

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

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National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Manchester Swansea train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Manchester to Swansea cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Swansea to Manchester, the card will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train 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
Manchester 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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