There are 5 ways to get from Swindon to London by train, bus, rideshare 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.

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington

$40 - $75

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Rideshare  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Swindon to London 81.4 miles

$7 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Swindon to London Earl's Court National Express

$10 - $14

Bus Oxford Bus Company  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station 66
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place X90 / ...

$21 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to London 81.3 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to London is to rideshare which costs £6 - £14 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swindon to London is to train which costs £30 - £60 and takes 58 min.

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The distance between Swindon and London is 72 miles. The road distance is 81.3 miles.

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The train from Swindon to London Paddington takes 58 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Swindon and arriving at London Earl's Court. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Swindon and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Swindon to London.
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  • Distance: 71.6 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Swindon to London every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Swindon to London every 2 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Swindon to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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