Swindon to Cardiff train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Swindon to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jun 16


Fastest Journey

1 h 28 m


1 h 40 m

Trains per day



97 km

Cheap train tickets from Swindon to start from $36 with an average ticket price of $39.

The fastest train from Swindon to takes 1h 28m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 40m and covers a distance of 97 km.

6 trains that leave Swindon for every day with 3 travelling directly.

Great Western Railway
Swindon station (SWI)
01:34PMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
Swindon station (SWI)
12:33PMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
Swindon station (SWI)
02:34PMCardiff Central (CDF)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
Swindon station (SWI)
02:05PMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer
Great Western Railway
Swindon station (SWI)
11:58AMCardiff Central (CDF)
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Swindon to Cardiff

distanceDistance60 miles (97 km)
durationAverage train duration54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Rail or CrossCountry

Trains from Swindon to Cardiff cover the 60 miles (97 km) long route taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $29 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $14 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Swindon and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train providers: Great Western Rail and CrossCountry from Swindon to Cardiff trains

You can travel by train between Swindon and Cardiff with Great Western Rail and CrossCountry for as low as $16 (€14). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

Train information from Swindon to Cardiff with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 54 min
  • Cheapest Price: $16

FAQs: Trains from Swindon to Cardiff

FAQs: Travel by train from Swindon to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Swindon to Cardiff.
Cheap train tickets from Swindon to Cardiff can start from as little as $14 (€12) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Swindon to Cardiff is $29 (€25); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Swindon to Cardiff train travel time is 54 min   for the 60 mile (97 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Swindon to Cardiff leaves at 6: 41 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Swindon to Cardiff leaves at 11: 01 PM.
There are 25 trains a day from Swindon to Cardiff which require at least one change with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Swindon to Cardiff train with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Cardiff from Swindon as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 01 PM.

When departing from Swindon, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Swindon and Swindon, Bus Station. When arriving in Cardiff, you can end your route in train stations like Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Swindon, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cardiff from Swindon is worth doing with a journey time of 54 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Swindon to Cardiff by train is December.
You have options as you can travel from Swindon to Cardiff 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Swindon and Cardiff

Swindon is the most popular Swindon railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Swindon for your trip to Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transit options for Swindon
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Drop off Station Approach / Pick Up Front of the station (Small Ops both drop/pick up on Station Approach)
Swindon, Bus StationParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station

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