Trains from Swansea to Edinburgh

Swansea to Edinburgh train information

Swansea Edinburgh train map

Train duration -
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Swansea, Wales
Distance 301 Miles
  • There are several train providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you will be able to see the trains connecting Swansea in Wales to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the train operator for this journey.
  • There are 301 miles between Swansea to Edinburgh. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Edinburgh from Swansea, and it’s also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.
  • Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Swansea to Edinburgh train tickets

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Swansea - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Swansea - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£144

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Purchasing your ticket beforehand is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. However, as you may see in the graph above, the price of train tickets Swansea to Edinburgh do not tend to change a lot and cost £144.

Best prices for Swansea to Edinburgh trains

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

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Discount Swansea - Edinburgh train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Swansea Edinburgh 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.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year 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 purchase afterwards, you will spare money.

As an example, train tickets from Swansea to Edinburgh 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 journeys from Edinburgh to Swansea, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

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

(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 Edinburgh 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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