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Cheap train tickets from London to Swindon

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Swindon is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Great Western Railway
08:480h50
London Paddington (PAD)
09:38Swindon station (SWI)
£211One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:180h51
London Paddington (PAD)
10:09Swindon station (SWI)
£521One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:180h49
London Paddington (PAD)
09:07Swindon station (SWI)
£871One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:320h55
London Paddington (PAD)
09:27Swindon station (SWI)
£941One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:000h53
London Paddington (PAD)
09:53Swindon station (SWI)
£941One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Swindon

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
Great Western Railway
08:180h49
London Paddington (PAD)
09:07Swindon station (SWI)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:300h49
London Paddington (PAD)
09:19Swindon station (SWI)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:320h55
London Paddington (PAD)
09:27Swindon station (SWI)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:480h50
London Paddington (PAD)
09:38Swindon station (SWI)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:000h53
London Paddington (PAD)
09:53Swindon station (SWI)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:180h51
London Paddington (PAD)
10:09Swindon station (SWI)
0 changes

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Train times from London to Swindon

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

51 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

115 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Swindon every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
08:180h49
London Paddington (PAD)
09:07Swindon station (SWI)
£871One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Great Western Railway
08:300h49
London Paddington (PAD)
09:19Swindon station (SWI)
£941One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
08:480h50
London Paddington (PAD)
09:38Swindon station (SWI)
£211One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:180h51
London Paddington (PAD)
10:09Swindon station (SWI)
£521One-way
0 changes
Great Western Railway
09:000h53
London Paddington (PAD)
09:53Swindon station (SWI)
£941One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Swindon

distanceDistance71 miles
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail or South Western Railway

Trains from London to Swindon cover the 71 miles long trip taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £20. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Swindon.

Trains from London to Swindon

When travelling via train from London to Swindon, you can expect the journey to take around 50 - 55min without any changes along the way. Trains are generally operated by Great Western Railway between these two destinations and will depart from London Paddington Station in Central London and will arrive at Swindon Train Station. You'll find multiple trains operating this route on a daily basis, starting as early in the morning as 5:30 a.m., with the last train leaving in the evening around 11:30 p.m. On average, these trains depart every half an hour or so from the first to the last train.

London to Swindon Train Time: Daily Departures

When looking for trains travelling between London Paddington Station and Swindon Train Station, you'll find numerous trains making this journey daily. On average, you're looking at two to three trips per hour starting at around 5:30 a.m., with the last train leaving around 11:30 p.m. These journeys are always direct routes and take an average of 50 - 55min, although trips later at night tend to take a little longer than early morning or mid-afternoon journeys. If you plan on travelling this route over the weekend, you can expect the first train to leave a little later than during the week, usually around 6:30 a.m. The last train over the weekend still leaves at around 11:30 p.m. though.

How long is the journey by train from London to Swindon?

If you're wondering about the length of this journey, your train ride from London Paddington Station to Swindon Train Station will usually take around 55min to cover the 71 miles (114 km) distance. These travel times tend to vary depending on when the train departs but your longest trip between these two destinations on a Great Western Railway train will be around 1h 02min. These trips are all direct trains between the two cities, so you won't have to worry about a lengthy changeover adding time to your trip.

Swindon Park. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Swindon?

Departure train station: London Paddington Station is the departure station for trips between these two cities and is located roughly 2.5 miles (4 km) from the centre of the city. This station is on four of the London Underground lines, namely Circle, Bakerloo, District, and Hammersmith, so it's easily accessible from almost anywhere. Paddington is one of the oldest major stations in London and stands as the main terminal for the Great Western Railway line which serves both the west and southwest of England and also services Wales. Paddington also offers a host of services and facilities that include ATMs, currency exchange services, public Wi-Fi, lounges, eateries, coffee shops, and accessible features among others.

Arrival train station: Swindon Train Station will be your final stop on this journey. Swindon Station serves as one of the main stations in the city and is the arrival and departure station for GWR trains running to and from London, Swansea, Westbury, and Gloucester to name a few. The train station offers a variety of amenities, including ATMs, free Wi-Fi, toilets, shops, baby changing facilities, car parking, and waiting rooms.

Which train companies travel from London to Swindon?

Currently, all of the trains travelling from London Paddington Station to Swindon Train Station are run by Great Western Railways. GWR, formerly known as First Great Western, provides both long-distance and inner-city travel across the South and Southwest of the UK, including some of the most popular locations including Oxford, London, South Wales, and the West Midlands.

GWR has also introduced a new line of high-speed trains for inner-city journeys that include upgraded services such as wheelchair accessibility, free internet overage, as well as more spacious seating for travellers. Great Western operated trains from London to Swindon are all direct trains, which means not having to be concerned about long changeovers along the way. Trains operated by GWR are typically rather narrow, so when travelling, it's important to keep the aisles clear for easier accessibility. Those travelling with mobility issues can find assistance by arranging with the company beforehand.

Great Western Railways trains from London to Swindon

If you're travelling from London to Swindon, your journey will be operated by Great Western Railways. You'll find several journeys every day, starting at around 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and around 6:30 a.m. over the weekends. These trains typically depart from London Paddington Station a couple of times every hour until the last train departs at around 11:30 p.m. Your trip will be a direct trip and will take approximately 55min, although some trips will only take 50min, while others can take up to 1h 10min. The longest journey, unless there are unforeseen issues, will be just over an hour.

Swindon Skyline. Source: Shutterstock

Train London to Swindon: Services on Board

When travelling on a Great Western Railways train between London and Swindon, you can expect some of the best onboard services along the way. These services include food and drink services, complimentary Wi-Fi, and wheelchair assistance. If you plan on travelling with your pet, you'll be glad to know that GWR usually allows up to two dogs, cats, or other smaller pets. Your canine will need to be on a lead or inside a pet carrier and they may not be on the seats.

If you're a first-class ticket holder, you can bring your pet into the lounges provided they're on a leash. Bicycles are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis, so we suggest reserving a space beforehand to ensure you can get yours on board. If you're travelling as a first-class passenger, you'll experience tastier treats from the food trolley, extra-wide seats, tables with plug sockets and faster Wi-Fi services, and first-class lounges. With these journeys being less than 60min on average, first-class services may not be available.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Swindon?

If you're hoping to find the best deals for journeys between London Paddington Station and Swindon Train Station, you've come to the right place. You'll want to book your tickets through Omio as far in advance as possible to ensure the best rates.

We also suggest booking with flexible dates as you'll usually find different deals on different days and oftentimes, trips during the beginning of the week are more affordable than those over the weekend. Lastly, if you're not set on travelling on a specific day, consider booking a Super Off-Peak ticket which will save you money and allow you to travel outside of peak times for much less.

To Swindon by train—travel tips

Swindon is a quaint town in southwest England that's home to the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. Train lovers will have a field day exploring this one of a kind museum. Swindon is also home to a variety of other museums including The Museum of Computing, Richard Jeffries Museum, and Cricklade Museum. If you're an avid art and history lover, you'll want to make your way to Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and explore the exhibitions and galleries they have.

Swindon is also home to several parks and gardens like Lydiard Park, Stanton Country Park, and Queens Park to name a few. If you're travelling with kids and hoping to find something to entertain them, spend the day running around Laser Quest Swindon or make your way to Westmead and visit The Golfing Hole.

FAQs: London to Swindon train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Swindon.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Swindon can start from as little as £20 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Swindon is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from London to Swindon is 49 min   to travel the 71 mile long journey, with around there are 50 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Swindon leaves at 05: 48. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Swindon leaves at 23: 32.
There are 50 trains a day from London to Swindon which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the London to Swindon train with Great Western Rail or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between London and Swindon as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 32.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Swindon, you can end your trip in train stations like Swindon and Swindon, Bus Station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Swindon, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Swindon from London is worth doing with a journey time of 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Swindon is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between London and Swindon including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Swindon

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Swindon
London Waterloo is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Swindon.
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Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Phone Number
+44 3450774224
Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 345 711 4141
Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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