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Hop on a direct train from Cardiff Central to Swansea, and you can be enjoying the attractions in as little as fifty minutes.

There are trains running this route throughout the day, from approximately 05.30 until 23.50, and with our Advance and flexible Anytime ticket options, you can decide on the day which time you travel.

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Whether you’re visiting Swansea for business or pleasure, you can’t fail to love the fresh coastal air heightening your senses, ready for sightseeing. These brilliant handy tips will ensure that you can make the most of your camera to really capture the atmosphere.

Picturesque Swansea sits at the mouth of the River Tawe which, in the past, allowed the easy export of iron, coal and copper, causing Swansea to become a thriving trade centre, and enhanced the draw of global inhabitants, leading to the city now enjoying a vibrant and diverse culture. 

Part of the National Museum of Wales, the Waterfront Museum offers a fun, immersive adventure that all the family can enjoy. Celebrating Swansea’s own son, war poet Dylan Thomas, and the city’s maritime history, there’s always interesting exhibitions and displays. For more culture, head for the Tate affiliated Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, the Grand Theatre, or the Taliesin Arts Centre, with its programme of live events. 

Swansea’s Oxford Street rivals its twin, with designer stores and big-name brands lining the road, but if you prefer something more exclusively Welsh, head towards the many markets and arcades for a touch of boutique browsing (or shopping!). While the lively and buzzing Marina is well worth a visit, particularly at night, with the many twinkling lights reflected by the harbour’s clear, still water, and some especially fine award-winning restaurants.   

Getting the train from Cardiff Central to Swansea couldn’t be simpler. The downloadable app makes time table access and ticket booking easy, so you can have a fabulous day out in Swansea, anytime.

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