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If you're getting the train to the Royal International Air Tattoo, the best station is Swindon, which is served by fast, direct trains from London, Oxford, Wales and the west. You can reach RAF Fairford via a dedicated shuttle bus from Swindon bus station, which is a five-minute walk away via Wellington Street and Manchester Road. The shuttle costs £3 per person. There is also park and ride service from Gloucester and Cheltenham for £5.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:30
Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Café Cold drinks vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces578
Carpark charges
Annual£1052.00
Daily£8.40
Monthly£145.00
Three Monthly£361.00
Weekly£42.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces160
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platforms1/2/3/4, short stay car park, at the front of the station and Milkbank.
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lift access to all platforms, step free access to ticket office

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

About Royal International Air Tattoo

Every July, the Royal International Air Tattoo lights up the skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. This is the world's largest military air show, and has been supporting the Royal Air Forces Association for over four decades - originally set up by two volunteers in 1971, today it is organised by a 3,500 plus team of aviation and event management experts. A charitable event with entertainment at its core, the tattoo features hundreds of military aircraft from all over the world, from RAF Typhoons to the Russian Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunship. The weekend's highlight is without doubt the daily flying displays, which are nothing short of fantastic - coloured vapours fill the skies as all manner of aircraft loop and soar overhead. The 2015 event, its 30th anniversary, featured over 250 aircraft including Vulcan and Tornado jets, plus a display by the legendary Red Arrows. And there's more than just aircraft - you can drop in on the Vintage Village, packed with retro vehicles, shopping and entertainment, or watch and try out action sports in the Adrenalin Zone. So if you're into flying machines, high-speed excitement or just a great family day out, this is the place to be.

Departures and arrivals from Swindon (Wilts)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swindon (Wilts) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:103On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:203On time
to Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway09:293On time
to SwanseaGreat Western Railway09:414On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:571On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from TauntonGreat Western Railway09:093On time
from SwanseaGreat Western Railway09:193On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:233On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway09:384On time
from Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway09:551On time
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