There are 4 ways to get from Swindon to Nottingham 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  •  4 h 2 min

$75 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. National Express

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus via Heathrow Airport London  •  5 h 40 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express

$62 - $75

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 120.1 miles

$25 - $40

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

You can take a train from Swindon to Nottingham via Gloucester in around 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swindon to Nottingham via Heathrow Airport London in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Swindon to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Gloucester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swindon to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Swindon to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Swindon and Nottingham is 161 km. The road distance is 192 km.

The cheapest way to get from Swindon to Nottingham is to bus which costs £12 - £16 and takes 5 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Swindon to Nottingham is to drive which takes 2 h 16 min and costs £19 - £28.

No, there is no direct train from Swindon to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Swindon and arriving at Nottingham via Gloucester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Swindon and arriving at NOTTINGHAM, Station Street. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Swindon to Nottingham, including transfers.