There are 12 ways to get from Edinburgh to Swindon by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train LNER  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon

$103 - $166

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Bus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Spring Gardens S6

$38 - $47

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Swindon

$160 - $240

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Swindon

$201 - $349

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Swindon 363.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon

$72 - $211

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon

$116 - $321

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon

$86 - $213

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swindon

$92 - $263

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon

$87 - $221

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Swindon

$117 - $301

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Oxford

$108 - $285

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Swindon. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Swindon, Spring Gardens via Gloucester Green Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Swindon. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Swindon is 311 miles. The road distance is 363.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Swindon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Edinburgh to Swindon, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Swindon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Swindon train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Swindon is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Edinburgh to Swindon bus services, operated by Stagecoach West, arrive at Swindon, Spring Gardens station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Swindon.
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  • Distance: 310.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Swindon, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Swindon via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras, Paddington Rail Station, and London Paddington in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Swindon via Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and Gloucester Green Bus Station in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swindon
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
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
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Train from Reading to Swindon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Swindon
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Single
$160 - $240
Off-Peak Single
$180 - $270
Train from Birmingham New Street to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham International to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Spring Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Edinburgh to Swindon train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Swindon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Swindon is 364 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Edinburgh to Swindon.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 333+ hotels available in Swindon. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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