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Overview: Train from Swindon to Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£79 (€91)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Swindon to Manchester cover the 134 miles (216 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £79, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Swindon and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Swindon to Manchester

You can travel by train to Manchester from Swindon with CrossCountry for as low as £52. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Swindon and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you find the perfect Swindon - Manchester train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Swindon and Manchester, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Swindon to Manchester trip. You can expect to travel around 134 miles (216 km) to Manchester from Swindon on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets to Manchester from Swindon starting as low as £52 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Swindon to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 53 min
  • Average Price: £52
  • CrossCountry frequency: 17 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Swindon to Manchester:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Swindon to Manchester

Travel by train to Manchester 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 Swindon to Manchester.

How much does a cheap train between Swindon and Manchester cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Swindon to Manchester for as low as £52  for the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets from Swindon to Manchester?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Manchester from Swindon is £79  one way.

What is the distance to Manchester from Swindon via train?

The train distance from Swindon to Manchester is around 134 miles (216 km).

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

On average the train from Swindon to Manchester duration is 3 h 38 min  for the 134 miles (216 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which train station in Swindon goes to Manchester? Which train station do I come into Manchester from Swindon?

When taking the train from Swindon to Manchester, you can choose to depart from train stations like Swindon and Swindon, Bus Station. Your route can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Swindon   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the Swindon train station located? Where is the Manchester train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Swindon, is located 0.5 miles (836 m) from the city centre of Swindon.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

Which train companies can get me from Swindon to Manchester?

For the route from Swindon to Manchester you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Manchester from Swindon on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

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

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Swindon to Manchester. 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 Swindon to Manchester?

The first train from Swindon to Manchester leaves at 08: 30   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 50. Omio shows you the latest train from Swindon to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How early should I buy Swindon to Manchester train tickets to get the best deals?

If you buy Swindon to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £79. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Swindon to Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Swindon is the most popular Swindon 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 Swindon for your journey to Manchester.