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.

Recommended option

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

$104 - $167

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 21 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 66

$40 - $48

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Swindon

$160 - $250

Train, bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa
  3. Take the bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Gladstone Street 51

$215 - $335

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Swindon 363.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  4 h 12 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 28 min

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

$117 - $321

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$92 - $263

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  4 h 44 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 - $212

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon

$100 - $240

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  5 h 7 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 - $306

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$122 - $311

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Swindon is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 12 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Swindon is to fly and train which costs £50 - £160 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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

Get driving directions

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

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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 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Swindon. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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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 21 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 3 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
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swindon
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
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
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Train from Reading to Swindon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Swindon
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Single
$160 - $250
Off-Peak Single
$180 - $270
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Birmingham International to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Gladstone Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Swindon, Spring Gardens
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

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