There are 12 ways to get from Greater Manchester 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 via Bristol Parkway  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Swindon

$96 - $158

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 6 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

10 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stockport to Cheltenham Spa
  2. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon

$87 - $154

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6 h 39 min

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

$100 - $172

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 20 min

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

$138 - $375

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4 h 44 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 - $245

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  5 h 39 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 - $405

Train to Chester, fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 42 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

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 12 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 - $328

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 32 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 - $358

Fly Manchester to Exeter, train  •  6 h 38 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 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 43 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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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Greater Manchester to Swindon, including transfers.

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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 6 min.

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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 (Railway Bridge), Manchester Piccadilly, and Bristol Parkway in around 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Swindon via Manchester City Centre, Dickinson St (Hotel), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7 h 6 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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 Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Stockport to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $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
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
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 Bristol Parkway to Swindon
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Train from Hereford to Swindon
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice 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
59 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 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 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
National Express
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
Every 3 hours
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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