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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity coaches per day from Swansea to London. Traveling by coach from Swansea to London usually takes around 6 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance164 mi (264 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price£1.69
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Swansea to London?

£13.52 is the average price of a bus ticket from Swansea to London. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £20 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Swansea to London in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £29 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from Swansea to London?

There are 3 bus lines from Swansea to London available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 26 daily trips, National Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus65h 43m£13.92
Megabus25h 18m£18.19
National Express266h 24m£20.63
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 6 trips from Swansea to London, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 43 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

London, UK lies approximately 299.5 kilometers (186.1 miles) due east from Swansea, UK. By bus, the fastest possible route takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. London is even closer to Swansea if you travel by train: Only 264 kilometers (164 miles), with the fastest trip averaging about 3 hours.
The cheapest bus ticket you can get from Swansea to London costs £11. The cheapest bus carrier for this route is National Express, with tickets averaging about £16. By booking at least 13 days in advance, bus tickets for this route are nearly £49 cheaper than if you waited until the last minute to book.
Unfortunately, Megabus does not provide transportation from Swansea to London. The only bus carrier that operates on this route is National Express. On average, there are 11 trips per day and 237 trips per month. Of those 11 trips per day, 2 of them are direct trips to London.

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 164 miles from Swansea to London. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Swansea to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 31 scheduled coaches that travel from Swansea to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Swansea to London; ticket prices start at £48.72.

City Information

Swansea

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Swansea is a coastal city in the southwest of Wales. With its sweeping coastline and diverse city, this historically industrial town has so much to offer. A visit to Swansea would be incomplete without a visit to one, or all, of its magnificent beaches and peninsulas. Swansea Bay makes a great picnic stop on a warm day, with its soft sand, blue waters, and plentiful ice cream parlours.

The Gower Peninsula, famous for being the U.K.'s first Area of Outstanding National Beauty, provides a great place to experience the real Wales, with its dramatic limestone cliffs, wild moors, and diverse ecology; it's definitely worth the short car drive from the city.

If the weather drives you indoors, then visit the National Waterfront Museum to learn about the industrial and maritime history of Wales. Swansea is also home to a large indoor market where you can explore independent retailers' goods and indulge in the many local delicacies on offer.

With its major road links and park-and-ride car parks, Swansea is easy to reach by car. Direct trains also run from many major cities, including London and Manchester, via the Great Western Railway. National Express and Megabus also provide frequent coach services to the city.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Swansea?

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Main departure station: Quadrant Bus Station - Stand A

Buses and long-distance coaches to Swansea stop at the Quadrant Bus Station adjacent to the Quadrant Shopping Center. Inside the mall, a wide variety of stores and restaurants can accommodate any travel-day desire, from bubble tea to an entirely new outfit. There is some seating inside the building, facing the glass wall where exits lead to boarding areas. National Express and Megabus coaches operate routes to destinations like London and Bristol from Swansea. Many of the top sights in Swansea are within a 10-minute walk of the bus station, including Swansea Castle, Swansea Museum, and the National Waterfront Museum.

All coach stations in Swansea:

  • Quadrant Bus Station - Stand A

Where does the coach arrive in London?

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Main arrival station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

Coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • Elephant and Castle

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • Hammersmith Bridge Road

  • Golders Green Bus Station

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