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There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Swindon by train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  31 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Swindon

$22 - $40

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Rideshare  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to Swindon 41.6 miles

$5 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Swindon 41.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Swindon 41.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Swindon is to rideshare which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Swindon is to train which costs £17 - £35 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at Swindon. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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The distance between Reading and Swindon is 36 miles. The road distance is 41.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Swindon without a car is to train which takes 31 min and costs £17 - £35.

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The train from Reading to Swindon takes 31 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Reading to Swindon train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Swindon train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Swindon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Swindon is 42 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Reading to Swindon.

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  • Distance: 35.7 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Swindon every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 31 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Swindon
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to Swindon
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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There are 354+ hotels available in Swindon. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Reading and Swindon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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