There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Swindon by train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swindon

$35 - $70

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Swindon 72.4 miles

$15 - $23

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Swindon, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to Swindon hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cardiff to Swindon?

The distance between Cardiff and Swindon is 97 km. The road distance is 116 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Swindon?

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Swindon is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cardiff to Swindon?

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Swindon is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs £28 - £50.

Is there a direct train between Cardiff and Swindon?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Swindon. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from Cardiff to Swindon?

The train from Cardiff Central to Swindon takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs hourly.