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There are 7 ways to get from Swindon to Leeds by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Leeds

$85 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

$20 - $26

5 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Swindon to Leeds 187.9 miles

$30

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to Leeds 187.5 miles

$40 - $60

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  4 h 4 min

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

$122 - $294

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  4 h 41 min

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

$132 - $325

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 6 min

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

$154 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Leeds is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swindon to Leeds is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Swindon and arriving at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Swindon and arriving at Leeds. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Swindon and Leeds is 156 miles. The road distance is 187.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Swindon to Leeds without a car is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £65 - £100.

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The train from Swindon to Leeds takes 3 h 31 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Swindon to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Swindon station.

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Swindon to Leeds train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Swindon station.

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The best way to get from Swindon to Leeds is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Swindon to Leeds.
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  • Distance: 155.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Swindon to Leeds 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Swindon to Leeds once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Swindon to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
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 Swindon to Reading
Ave. Duration
32 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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
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 Swindon to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Swindon to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Swindon to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Swindon to Leeds train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swindon to Leeds is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Swindon to Leeds.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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There are 562+ hotels available in Leeds. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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