How to get from Reading to Swindon

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Travel Information to Swindon from Reading

distanceDistance35 miles (57 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £55
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £10 • 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 35 miles (57 km) by coach or train to Swindon from Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Reading to Swindon.

Travel Tips: Travel from Reading to Swindon

Travel 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 Reading to Swindon.

There are 2 ways to travel from Reading to Swindon including taking a coach or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Reading to Swindon, which costs on average £10.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Swindon:

A train is generally £45 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £55 from Reading to Swindon.

The fastest way from Reading to Swindon is by train with an average journey time of 24 min.

Other travel options to Swindon from Reading can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 5 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 35 miles (57 km) from Reading to Swindon.

The average frequency per day from Reading to Swindon is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Reading and Swindon as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Reading to Swindon:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) to Swindon.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Reading and arrive in Swindon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Reading to Swindon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Swindon by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Reading to Swindon tickets on Omio for £55.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway to go to Swindon by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Great Western Railway Reading to Swindon tickets on Omio for £10.
Looking to extend your trip from Reading to Swindon? Many Omio customers who go from Reading to Swindon usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Swindon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Reading to Swindon, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £55 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £10 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Reading to Swindon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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