Trains from Swansea to Cardiff

Swansea to Cardiff train information

Swansea Cardiff train map

Train duration 1h03m
Arrival Cardiff, Wales
Departure Swansea, Wales
Distance 35 Miles
  • Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train connecting Swansea (West Wales and The Valleys) to Cardiff (East Wales). The services on board may change depending on the train operator.
  • Travelling by train is a fast and easy option to go to Cardiff from Swansea. The average travel duration between Swansea to Cardiff is 1h03m to travel the 35 miles.
  • Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Swansea to Cardiff train tickets

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Swansea - Cardiff prices calendar

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

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Swansea - Cardiff: the best time to book cheap trains

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Buying your train in advance is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. Yet, as you can notice in the table above, the cost of train tickets Swansea to Cardiff tend to be stable and cost £11.

Best prices for Swansea to Cardiff trains

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

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Swansea Cardiff train

Discount Swansea - Cardiff train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Swansea Cardiff train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Swansea to Cardiff? Use your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Swansea Cardiff ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show 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 trips needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Swansea to Cardiff (one way journey).

How much does a railcard cost?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £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
Swansea to Cardiff 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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