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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Swansea to London. Traveling by bus from Swansea to London usually takes around 6 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance164 mi (264 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price£4.56
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

What coach companies travel from Swansea to London?

There are 3 bus lines from Swansea to London available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 11 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
FlixBus25h 20m£6.69
Megabus25h 24m£18.95
National Express116h 34m£20.87
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Swansea to London from £5. There are 2 FlixBus schedules from Swansea to London and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to London. In Swansea, FlixBus departs to London from Quadrant Bus Station - Stand A and no other station. In London, FlixBus arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Swansea to London takes 5 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to London in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to London.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Book Megabus from Swansea to London from £12. There are 2 Megabus schedules from Swansea to London and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to London. In Swansea, Megabus departs to London from Quadrant Bus Station - Stand A and 1 other station. In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Swansea to London takes 5 hours and 24 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to London.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Swansea to London from £11. There are 11 National Express schedules from Swansea to London and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to London. In Swansea, National Express departs to London from Quadrant Bus Station - Stand A and no other station. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Swansea to London takes 6 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is London from Swansea?

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.

What is the cheapest bus ticket you can get traveling from Swansea to London?

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.

Does Megabus provide transportation from Swansea to London?

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.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Swansea to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 164 miles from Swansea to London. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Because many passengers travel from Swansea to London at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Swansea?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all coaches from Swansea to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled coaches that travel from Swansea to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 £43.15.

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?

Departure stations

Swansea has two coach stations with service to London.

All coach stations in Swansea:

  • Quadrant Bus Station - Stand A

  • The Kingsway 79

Where does the coach arrive in London?

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Arrival stations

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:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • Hammersmith Bridge Road

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