There are 11 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon by train, bus, night train, 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  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cheltenham Spa
  2. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon

$85 - $153

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Bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swindon National Express

$24 - $33

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Train, night train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Hereford
  2. Take the night train from Hereford to Swindon

$98 - $168

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Swindon 160.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 30 min

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

$138 - $376

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$104 - $246

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon

$128 - $406

Train to Chester, fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
  2. Fly from Chester (CEG) to Bristol (BRS) CEG - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon

$128 - $257

Fly Manchester to Exeter, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon

$123 - $325

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon

$147 - $329

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  4. Take the train from Reading to Swindon

$158 - $359

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Swindon. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Swindon via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Swindon is 133 miles. The road distance is 160.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Swindon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Greater Manchester to Swindon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swindon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Swindon is 160 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Swindon.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon.
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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Swindon, England?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Swindon via Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Taxi Rank), Manchester Piccadilly, and Cheltenham Spa in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Swindon via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7 h 1 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Chester to Bristol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 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 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Night train from Hereford to Swindon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $95
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 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
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 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Hereford
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
First Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Chester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swindon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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