There are 5 ways to get from Exeter to Swindon by train, bus, night bus or car

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  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Swindon

$60 - $120

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 55 bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Exeter to Chippenham National Express
  2. Take the line 55 bus from Chippenham, Town Bridge to Swindon, Sheppard Street 55

$17 - $21

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon

$64 - $129

Bus, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Monkerton, The Barn Owl to Broadmead, Cabot Circus Falcon
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swindon

$47 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Swindon 117.7 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between Exeter and Swindon is 153 km. The road distance is 188 km.

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Swindon is to night bus and line 55 bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 4 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Exeter to Swindon is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £45 - £90.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Swindon. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Swindon. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Swindon, Sheppard Street via Chippenham, Town Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

The train from Exeter St Davids to Swindon takes 1 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Swindon, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Exeter to Swindon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $120 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
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 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Bristol Parkway to Swindon
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon
Ave. Duration
37 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
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Monkerton, The Barn Owl to Broadmead, Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chippenham, Town Bridge to Swindon, Sheppard Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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