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The town of Swindon has long been linked to rail travel, located as it is on the main line between Bristol and London. This was Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway, and in 1841 Swindon became the location for the line's repair and maintenance yards. Initially there was no station building, and passengers used a local pub to buy their tickets. Today's station was constructed in the 1970s, and Swindon continues to serve as a major hub for trains to London, Wales and the southwest. The station is to the north of the town centre, where Swindon's railway and engineering history is reflected in the name of The Brunel shopping centre. Nearby attractions include The Museum of Computing, the Wyvern Theatre and the relaxed spaces of Queen's Park. A ten-minute walk will bring you to the STEAM Museum, which tells the story of the Great Western Railway.

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
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Café Cold drinks vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
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
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
Three Monthly£361.00
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
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

The station's main entrance and ticket office are beneath its four platforms. Stair and lifts lead to the upper level - for platform 4 use the lift and stairs closest to the ticket office, continuing to the far lift and stairs for platforms 1-3. Trains to London use platforms 1 and 3, and trains to the southwest and Wales use platforms 2 and 4. Taxis and bus stops are outside the main entrance, on Station Road.

Departures and arrivals from Swindon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swindon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:193On time
to Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway22:313On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:413On time
to SwanseaGreat Western Railway22:414On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway22:574On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SwanseaGreat Western Railway22:173On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:283On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway22:383On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:384On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:554On time
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