There are 3 ways to get from Swindon to Bournemouth by train, 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  •  2 h 46 min

$68 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. X5
  2. X3

$25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. 91.1 miles

$19 - $29

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

You can take a train from Swindon to Bournemouth via Reading in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swindon to Bournemouth via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 3 h 16 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Reading
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swindon and Bournemouth is 93 km. The road distance is 146 km.

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Swindon to Bournemouth is to drive which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £14 - £22.

No, there is no direct train from Swindon to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Bournemouth via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Swindon to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Swindon, Spring Gardens and arriving at Bournemouth Square via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Swindon to Bournemouth, including transfers.