Plymouth to Swansea by train

  • First train
    05:20
  • Last train
    23:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 57m
  • Distance
    140 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 10m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Plymouth to Swansea by train

Fast trains from Plymouth to Swansea take around 3 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 140 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Plymouth and Swansea.

1. Are there direct trains from Plymouth to Swansea?

Journeys between Plymouth and Swansea usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Plymouth to Swansea every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

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

The Plymouth to Swansea train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Swansea is usually scheduled to depart Plymouth around 05:20 and the last train is around 23:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Plymouth around 05:25, and the last at 21:15.

When to book Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Swansea by train.

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Which train companies operate between Plymouth and Swansea?

More than one train company operates on the route from Plymouth 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
  • Transport for Wales

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

Swansea to Plymouth by train

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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.