How to travel from Cardiff to Swindon

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Swindon

distanceDistance60 miles (97 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€17) • 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Rail

Travel 60 miles (97 km) by train or bus between Cardiff and Swindon. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Cardiff to Swindon.

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from Cardiff to Swindon

How to get from Cardiff to Swindon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Cardiff to Swindon is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
02:20AM2h20
Cardiff
04:40AMSwindon
$121One-way
0 transfers
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Megabus
02:20AM2h20
Cardiff
04:40AMSwindon
$121One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Megabus
07:20AM2h00
Cardiff
09:20AMSwindon
$121One-way
0 transfers
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Megabus
05:20PM2h00
Cardiff
07:20PMSwindon
$121One-way
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Cardiff to Swindon

You can travel by travel between Cardiff and Swindon with National Express and CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel between Cardiff and Swindon you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Cardiff - Swindon travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Cardiff to Swindon

      FAQs: Travel to Swindon 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 Cardiff to Swindon.
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      There are 2 travel options between Cardiff and Swindon. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel between Cardiff and Swindon is a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

      This is compared to other travel options from Cardiff to Swindon:

      Taking a bus costs $14 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $19 (€17) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Swindon is by train, which takes on average 56 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Swindon by bus takes 1 h 15 min on average.

      Swindon is approximately 60 miles (97 km) away from Cardiff.

      The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Swindon is:

      • 16 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cardiff to Swindon as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cardiff to Swindon:

      • Most travelers catch their bus from Cardiff, University and arrive in Swindon, Bus Station (New Bridge Close).
      • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Cardiff to Swindon depart from Cardiff Central to Swindon.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Swindon:

      • You can travel by bus between Cardiff and Swindon with Megabus or National Express, and you can find Megabus Cardiff to Swindon tickets for $5 (€4) on Omio.
      • You can travel by train from Cardiff to Swindon with Great Western Rail or CrossCountry, and you can find Great Western Rail Cardiff to Swindon tickets for $19 (€17) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Swindon with the following travel companies:

      • Direct trains with Great Western Rail with 16 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Swindon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cardiff and Swindon.

      Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Swindon? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Swindon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol, Bath, Birmingham or Reading. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol, Bath, Birmingham or Reading from Swindon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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