London to Swindon train

Cheap train tickets from London to Swindon

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

£36

Average

£65

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:28London Paddington0h56 07:24Swindon
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£361One-way
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05:35London Paddington0h55 06:30Swindon
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£361One-way
05:45London Paddington0h49 06:34Swindon
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£781One-way
06:32London Paddington0h56 07:28Swindon
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£781One-way
05:23London Paddington0h55 06:18Swindon
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£781One-way

Train schedule London to Swindon

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05:23London Paddington0h55 06:18Swindon
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Fastest train times from London to Swindon

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

53 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.

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05:45London Paddington0h49 06:34Swindon
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£781One-way
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06:48London Paddington0h49 07:37Swindon
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05:23London Paddington0h55 06:18Swindon
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05:35London Paddington0h55 06:30Swindon
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06:32London Paddington0h56 07:28Swindon
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£781One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Swindon

distanceDistance71 miles (114 km)
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£32 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway or Great Western Railway

Trains from London to Swindon cover the 71 miles (114 km) long trip taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway or Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £23, but the average price of train tickets is £32. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from London 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 London to Swindon.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from London to Swindon for as low as £23  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Swindon train price to come in at an average of £32  one way.
The distance to Swindon from London by train is approximately 71 miles (114 km).
On average the London to Swindon train time is 49 min  covering the 71 miles (114 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Swindon, your train can arrive in train stations including Swindon, Swindon, Bus Station and Swindon.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Swindon.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Swindon, called Swindon, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city centre.

If you're looking for trains from London to Swindon, you can rely on South Western Railway or Great Western Railway to get you to Swindon. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Swindon route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from London to Swindon. If you’re looking for a direct train from London to Swindon, consider travelling with Great Western Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
On average, there are 25 trains a day from London to Swindon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first London to Swindon train departs at 04: 35   and the last train from London to Swindon leaves at 23: 32. Check out the most up-to-date London to Swindon train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find a train from London to Swindon to cost on average £32 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 London to Swindon train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Swindon
London Victoria 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
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
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
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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