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

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Train  •  59 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 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  2 h

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

$10 - $14

Bus Stagecoach Oxfordshire  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station S6
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place Oxford Tube / ...

$21 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to London 81.3 miles

$17 - $26

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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 59 min.

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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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 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 best way to get from Swindon to London without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs £30 - £60.

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The train from Swindon to London Paddington takes 59 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Swindon to London is to train which takes 59 min and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h.

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  • Distance: 71.6 miles
  • Duration: 59 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 59 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
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
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 London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
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 20 minutes
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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 Swindon to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Swindon to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Earl's Court station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Swindon to London is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Swindon to London.

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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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