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Cardiff docks, Wales

Coach travel from Swansea to Cardiff

From £4.50 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr (fastest)
Departures: up to 16 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Swansea to Cardiff in 1 hour (fastest journey)

Enjoy a break in the Welsh capital with ease onboard a National Express coach. Travel to Cardiff from just £4.50 one-way* on up to 16 services per day and make great savings on reliable coach travel.

Plus, with a guaranteed seat when you book, a free Wi-Fi service, and a generous luggage allowance, it's a great time to travel with us.

Swansea to Cardiff journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr
Cheapest price From £4.50 *
Distance (approx) 67km
No. of stops 2 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 4:00am/16:45pm

Our Swansea to Cardiff services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

111 coach towards Birmingham

Our 111 service travels up to 9 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Swansea Bus Station
  • Swansea University Bay Campus
  • Port Talbot
  • Bridgend (Sarn)
  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Cardiff University

112 coach towards Birmingham

Our 112 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Swansea Bus Station
  • Swansea University Bay Campus
  • Port Talbot
  • Bridgend (Sarn)
  • Cardiff Coach Station

201 coach towards Gatwick Airport

Our 201 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Swansea Bus Station
  • Port Talbot
  • Bridgend (Sarn)
  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Cardiff Gate

507 coach towards London

Our 507 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Swansea Bus Station
  • Swansea University Bay Campus
  • Bridgend (Sarn)
  • Cardiff Coach Station
  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff (Gabalfa)

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Departing from Swansea Bus Station

Swansea Bus Station is an easy location to start your journey from, right in the heart of the city.

Plus, with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby to grab any pre-travel essentials from.  

Arriving at Cardiff Coach Station

The coach station is a 15-minute stroll from Cardiff Rail Station, and just a short walk through to the city centre, where you can soon enjoy plenty of the city's bars, restaurants, shopping and more.  

Read more on our Cardiff Coach Station facilities and information page.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Swansea to Cardiff?

The first coach leaves from Swansea Bus Station at 4.00am, arriving at Cardiff Coach Station at 5.15am.

When is the last coach from Swansea to Cardiff?

The last coach leaves Swansea Bus Station at 16.35pm, arriving at Cardiff Coach Station at 17.50pm.

How much is the coach from Swansea to Cardiff?

A one-way journey from Swansea to Cardiff is available from £4.50 *.

How long does the coach take from Swansea to Cardiff?

Our fastest coach journeys from Swansea to Cardiff take 1 hour.

What happens if I miss my coach from Swansea to Cardiff?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 2 July 2024 for travel between 2 July 2024 - 28 October 2024.

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