Swansea Marina

Coach travel from Cardiff to Swansea

From £6 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 Cardiff to Swansea in 1 hour (fastest journey)

Enjoy a coastal city break with ease onboard a National Express coach. Travel to Swansea from just £6 one-way* and leave the Welsh capital behind.

Plus, with a guaranteed seat when you book, a free Wi-Fi service, and a generous luggage allowance, you can travel in style for less.

Cardiff to Swansea journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr
Cheapest price From £6 *
Distance (approx) 67km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 12:45pm/23:40pm

Our Cardiff to Swansea services and stops

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

111 coach towards Swansea

Our 111 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

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

112 coach towards Haverfordwest

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

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

201 coach towards Swansea

Our 201 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cardiff Sophia Gardens
  • Bridgend (Sarn)
  • Port Talbot Bus Station
  • Swansea Bus Station

507 coach towards Llanelli

Our 507 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

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

Cardiff to Swansea route map

Departing from Cardiff Coach Station

Cardiff Coach Station is just a 15-minute stroll through the city centre from Cardiff Rail Station, and is also well-served by a dedicated taxi rank. The station is close to city centre amenities, so there are plenty of shops and sights to pass the time before you travel.

Read more on our Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) facilities and information page.

Arriving at Swansea Bus Station

When arriving at Swansea's central bus station, you'll find you're right at the heart of this great city. Just a short walk from the city centre's shopping areas, cafe's, restaurants and more, refuelling and settling in after your journey couldn't be easier.

Not only that, but the bus station is also a short walk from Swansea's beachfront and marina, should you want to embrace some coastal culture straight away.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cardiff to Swansea?

The first coach leaves from Cardiff Sophia Gardens at 12.45pm, arriving at Swansea Bus Station at 13.55pm.

When is the last coach from Cardiff to Swansea?

The last coach leaves from Cardiff Sophia Gardens at 23.40pm, arriving at Swansea Bus Station at 0.45am.

How much is the coach from Cardiff to Swansea?

A one-way journey from Cardiff to Swansea is available from £6*.

How long does the coach take from Cardiff to Swansea?

Coach journeys from Cardiff to Swansea take on average 1 hour 10 mins. However, our fastest coach will arrive in 1 hour.

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

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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