Trains from London to Swansea

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Trains From London To Swansea: Journey Details

Fast and frequent services operated by First Great Western make reaching Swansea by train a breeze. Services leave London Paddington station every 30 minutes during peak times, with the first departure in the early hours of the morning and the last just before midnight. Most are direct and make the journey in around 3 hours. Some services require a change of train in Newport Gwent and take 3 hours and 20 minutes. A few services require a change at Cardiff Central or Neath. Off peak and super off peak rates are available for trains from London to Swansea .



Local Time 16:57
Population 170,800

How expensive is Swansea?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Swansea costs 25.3% less than in London.


Prices in Swansea are on average 15.6% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Swansea costs around 27.4% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Swansea is about 4% more expensive than in London.

Taking the Train from London

London Paddington Station is centrally located and easily accessible through many modes of transport. It's on the Bakerloo, Circle and District, Circle and Hammersmith & City underground lines and also the terminus for the Heathrow Express which offers non stop services to Heathrow Airport. A taxi rank is located above platform 12 and many black cabs ply the streets around the station. It's also well-served with bus routes. Passengers can catch buses 7, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436, and the night buses N7 and N205 from nearby Praed Street.

Getting into Swansea by Train

Swansea is a breezy city on the bay with a stylish Marina and Maritime Quarter. Famous for being the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, it's also the gateway to the Gower peninsular with its fine sandy beaches and scenic headlands. Trains from London arrive at Swansea Station centrally located on the High Street. Taxis are available in front of the station and many buses pass the area. However the main bus station in the Quadrant is around a kilometre away. Passengers can buy bus tickets in advance along with their train tickets. Tickets such as PlusBus offer unlimited travel for a day, and 1 or 3 day Explore Gower tickets allow unlimited travel throughout Swansea city and the Gower.

Journeys from London to Swansea

via London Paddington Swansea
duration: 02:58 hrs
first: 16:57
last: 14:45
earliest: 17:43
last: 17:43
  • London Paddington
  • Swansea


20/11/2015 14:45 - 17:43 £45.52