Swansea to Plymouth by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 2m
  • Distance
    140 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 45m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Swansea to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Swansea to Plymouth take around 4 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 140 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swansea and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Swansea to Plymouth?

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

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Swansea to Plymouth 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 63 departures.

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

The Swansea to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Swansea around 05:57 and the last train is around 21:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swansea around 05:50, and the last at 00:08.

When to book Swansea to Plymouth 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 Swansea to Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Swansea and Plymouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Swansea to Plymouth, 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.

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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.