Swindon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Swindon

With a population of 155,432, Swindon is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Swindon

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Red Lion Inn (74 High Street Cricklade) and The Old Bank (18 Wood Street) are great picks.

When to visit Swindon

Swindon in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Swindon in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Swindon


Although Swindon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Bristol Airport (BRS), which is located 68 km from Swindon. The shortest flight to Swindon from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 45m.


Train is the most popular train carrier serving Swindon, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Swindon to Oxford takes 0h 48m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winchester, expect to pay about $69 for a 1h 10m trip. The train station in Swindon is called Swindon, and is located 0.9 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Swindon is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 115 km from Swindon. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Swindon, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Swindon takes 209 km and will cost you around $5. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 459 km. The most popular bus station is Swindon Coate Water, located 2.7 km from the city centre of Swindon. Swindon Stratton Cross Roads is also a commonly used station, and is 3.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near Swindon

Airlines serving Swindon

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,738 reviews)
Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Swindon

Most booked hotels in Swindon

Leonardo Hotel Swindon
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Swindon West, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Alexandra House
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Campanile Swindon
Good (7.3, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Swindon

Expect to pay $2.94 per litre in Swindon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.23 and $46.98. The most frequently booked car type in Swindon is Compact (Toyota C-HR or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.