Trains from Reading to Swansea

Reading to Swansea train information

Reading Swansea train map

Train duration 2h42m
Arrival Swansea, Wales
Departure Reading, England
Distance 129 Miles
Lowest train price from £45.70
Average train price £80.00

Which operators can I use?

The trip between Reading, located in England and Swansea, situated 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.

How far is it by train?

On average, it takes around 2h42m by train because of the 129 miles to travel to Swansea from Reading. The journey time will change depending if the train is direct or with stops.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £45.70. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Reading to Swansea train tickets

from £45.70 MORE 2h19m
Other modes of transport available
from £38.00 MORE 7h12m

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National Express£71



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

Reading - Swansea: the best time to book cheap trains

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Purchasing your train beforehand is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. However, as you may see in the table above, the price of train tickets Reading to Swansea tend to be stable and cost £40.

Best prices for Reading to Swansea trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£45.70 12/08/2022 13:13 3 months ago
£45.70 12/08/2022 12:13 3 months ago
£45.70 12/08/2022 11:13 3 months ago
£65.20 12/08/2022 10:13 3 months ago
£138.10 12/08/2022 09:13 3 months ago
£138.10 12/08/2022 08:13 3 months ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Reading Swansea train

Discount Reading - Swansea train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Reading Swansea train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Reading 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 Reading Swansea ticket (i.e.: £79.75)(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/£79.75 = 1.1. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Reading to Swansea (one way trip).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(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
Reading to Swansea train £79.75 £53.17 £26.58 1.11

(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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