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The town of Swindon has long been linked to rail travel, located as it is on the mainline 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

Trains to Swindon station

Swindon train station is mainly served by GWR trains, which connect London Paddington to Swindon in 58m and Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon in 37m.

Need more information on how to get to Swindon by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Swindon.

Swindon train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Swindon station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Swindon railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Swindon.

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.

Swindon train station parking

Swindon train station has three car parks, which are located on each side of the station's building. There are 578 spaces in total. Step-free access is available at all car parks, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Swindon train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Swindon station open?

Swindon station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Swindon station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Swindon station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Swindon.

Are there toilets at Swindon station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Swindon station.

Are dogs allowed at Swindon station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Swindon station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

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 Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway20:404Late
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway05:28On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:03Scheduled
to Southampton CentralGreat Western Railway06:112Scheduled
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:18On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway20:394Late
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway05:25On time
from GloucesterGreat Western Railway05:552Scheduled
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway06:01Scheduled
from SwanseaGreat Western Railway06:15On time
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