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Manchester to Swansea

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Swansea by train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Swansea ?

Trip Manchester Swansea

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance147 mi
Direct lineYes

Swansea is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Manchester to Swansea transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Swansea and Vivanoda does the rest. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To travel from Manchester, trains, carpooling or buses of First Great Western, National Express, Blablacar and Arriva Trains Wales will carry you to Swansea.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Swansea bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Swansea

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Swansea and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Swansea.

  • Very low prices! On the Manchester Swansea line, carrier fares are often unbeatable compared to other modes of transport: carpooling or train.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Manchester Swansea is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Swansea watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Manchester to Swansea are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Swansea?

To get to Swansea by bus from Manchester, you only have the bus company National Express that serves the these two cities.

National Express Manchester Swansea

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Swansea' must be mentioned. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of National Express and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Swansea

In Swansea, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Swansea

Train Manchester to Swansea

Is Manchester connected to Swansea with a direct train?

Yes, the Manchester to Swansea route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Swansea and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Swansea train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Swansea

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Swansea with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Swansea railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: Arriva Trains Wales.
Arriva Trains Wales Manchester Swansea

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Swansea

  • Swansea

Carpool from Manchester to Swansea

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Swansea ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. This means that when looking for Manchester-Swansea rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is more a lastminute solution to go to Swansea.

When you book a ride between Manchester Swansea, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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