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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity coaches per day from Swansea to London. Traveling by coach from Swansea to London usually takes around 6 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance164 mi (264 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price£4.66
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Swansea to London?

£7.35 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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Traveling from Swansea to London by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £20 whenever you decide to travel.

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 16 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
FlixBus45h 22m£15.84
Megabus35h 38m£22.20
National Express166h 39m£36.44
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    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 4 trips from Swansea to London, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 22 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    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

    National Express

    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

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.

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 from Swansea to London?

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 164 miles from Swansea to London. However, the fastest coach 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 coach 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?

Coaches departing from Swansea to London tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap coach tickets or just want an emptier coach you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Swansea?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. 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 23 scheduled coaches that travel from Swansea to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 £30.80.

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: Victoria Coach Station

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

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Hammersmith Bridge Road

  • London Elephant and Castle

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