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Overview: Train from Bristol to Swindon

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
durationAverage train duration42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway

Trains from Bristol to Swindon cover the 35 miles (57 km) long trip taking on average 42 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £9, but the average price of train tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Swindon.

Trains from Bristol to Swindon

Great Western Railway offers regular direct trains from Bristol to Swindon. Weekday departures begin before 5:00 a.m. and continue with trains every half hour for most of the day. The final connection leaves Bristol around 10:30 p.m. Journey times are approximately 40 minutes. Sunday schedules feature slightly less frequent connections, with the first departure leaving before 8:00 a.m. Trains from Bristol to Swindon depart from Temple Meads Station, south of the city centre, arriving at Swindon Station, situated on the north side of the town centre.

Taking the Train from Bristol

Bristol Temple Meads is an important transport hub, located in the city centre. Travellers catching trains from Bristol to Swindon can reach the station in a variety of ways. The station can be easily reached on foot by walking from the city centre along Station Approach. There are also fast coach services that connect the airport to the station, including the Flyer 330 and 331, which run every 20 minutes. Taxis are also available to hire within the city and there is a taxi rank located at the station entrance.

Getting into Swindon by Train

Swindon is a lively town located in the Wiltshire Downs. Home to award winning museums, heritage centres and Victorian parks, the town has a multitude of attractions for all ages. Arriving in Swindon, visitors must disembark at Swindon Station, which is located on Station Road, just to the north of the town centre. The station is just a short 10-minute walk to Swindon town centre, including the Brunel Shopping Centre. For onward journeys, there are several bus stops located outside the station and taxis are immediately available at the taxi rank outside the station entrance.

Travel Tips: Trains from Bristol to Swindon

Travel by train to Swindon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Swindon.

How much does a cheap train to Swindon from Bristol cost?

You can find a cheap train from Bristol to Swindon for some dates and times for as low as £9  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Bristol to Swindon?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Bristol to Swindon train price to come in at an average of £12  one way.

What is the distance from Bristol to Swindon via train?

The train distance from Bristol to Swindon is around 35 miles (57 km).

How long does it take from Bristol to Swindon by train?

The Bristol to Swindon train duration is on average 42 min, which is to be expected when travelling 35 miles (57 km) from Bristol to Swindon. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When travelling by train from Bristol to Swindon, which train station in Bristol do I depart from and which train station in Swindon do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads   and arriving in Swindon.

Where is the departure train station in Bristol located? Where is the arrival train station in Swindon located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Bristol Temple Meads, located approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the city centre of Bristol. The most popular arrival train station in Swindon, called Swindon, is located around 0.5 miles (836 m) away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Bristol to Swindon?

For the best Bristol to Swindon train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Swindon from Bristol to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there from Bristol to Swindon a day?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Bristol to Swindon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Bristol to Swindon?

The earliest train departing from Bristol to Swindon leaves at 08: 30. The last train departing from Bristol to Swindon leaves at 21: 20. You can find the latest Bristol to Swindon train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book Bristol to Swindon train tickets to get the best deals?

You can find a train from Bristol to Swindon to cost on average £12 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Bristol to Swindon train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your trip from Bristol to Swindon.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line