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Cardiff to Swansea bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.87
Shortest Duration0h 55m
Trips per day12
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Cardiff to Swansea cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Cardiff to Swansea were $12.35.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cardiff to Swansea is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Cardiff to Swansea?

The distance between Cardiff and Swansea is approximately 34.26 miles, or 55.12 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 55 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day to travel by bus from Cardiff to Swansea?

The busiest day of the week to travel by bus from Cardiff to Swansea is on Sunday. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Sunday is typically when buses are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a bus on Sunday is the way to go.

What bus companies travel from Cardiff to Swansea?

On average there are 12 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Cardiff to Swansea, with an average of 10 trips per day and 10 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Cardiff to Swansea. Of the 12 trips there are 11 trips that are direct connections to Swansea.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Cardiff to Swansea start at $9.85.

2 carriers offer Cardiff to Swansea bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Cardiff to Swansea from $10.87. There are 10 trips per day offered by Megabus from Cardiff to Swansea and you can expect on average to pay $11.52 for a Megabus ticket to Swansea. In Cardiff, Megabus departs to Swansea from Kingsway and 2 other stations. In Swansea, Megabus arrives at Bus Station (Stand C),

An average trip on Megabus from Cardiff to Swansea takes 1 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Swansea in 0 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $11.52 for a weekend trip to Swansea.

Avg. Time
1h 9m
Avg. Price
$11.52

National Express

Book National Express from Cardiff to Swansea from $15.77. There are 2 trips per day offered by National Express from Cardiff to Swansea and you can expect on average to pay $16.48 for a National Express ticket to Swansea. In Cardiff, National Express departs to Swansea from Sophia Gardens and one other station. In Swansea, National Express arrives at Bus Station,

An average trip on National Express from Cardiff to Swansea takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Swansea in 0 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.48 for a weekend trip to Swansea.

Avg. Time
2h 20m
Avg. Price
$16.48

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Swansea will depart from these stations in Cardiff:
  • Kingsway
  • Cardiff University
  • Park Pl 48
  • Sophia Gardens
Buses arrive in Swansea at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Swansea for trips arriving from Cardiff:
  • Bus Station (Stand C)
  • Bus Station

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