Leicester to Swansea by train

  • First train
    06:17
  • Last train
    22:55
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 11m
  • Distance
    223 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Swansea by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Swansea take around 4 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 223 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Swansea.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Swansea?

Journeys between Leicester and Swansea usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Leicester to Swansea every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Swansea?

The Leicester to Swansea train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Leicester to Swansea train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Swansea is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 06:17 and the last train is around 22:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 22:19.

When to book Leicester to Swansea train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Leicester to Swansea by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Swansea?

More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Swansea, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.