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Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington by train

It takes an average of 1h 2m to travel from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 149 trains per day travelling from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 48m
PriceFrom £16
Distance69 miles (111 km)
Frequency149 trains per day
First train04:28
Last train23:35
Departure stationSwindon (Wilts)
Arrival stationLondon Paddington
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington train times

Check out the next trains departing from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington for Tuesday 25th January 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:49 13:41 52m, direct
13:01 13:59 58m, direct
13:10 14:05 55m, direct
13:20 14:14 54m, direct
13:40 14:36 56m, direct
13:52 14:44 52m, direct
14:00 15:01 1h 1m, direct
14:10 15:08 58m, direct
14:20 15:12 52m, direct
14:41 15:36 55m, direct

Travelling from Swindon to London by train

Thinking about heading to the capital and looking for more information on taking the train from Swindon to London Paddington? Look no further! 

Usually, the train from Swindon to London takes around 1h 2m but can be as quick as 49m on the fastest services, with around 165 trains running on this popular route each day. As there are direct trains available from Swindon to Paddington, you won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

On this route, Great Western Railway (GWR) is the main operator and provides passengers with free WiFi, hot and cold snacks and drinks on certain high-speed services.  

To take advantage of the cheapest train tickets from Swindon to London Paddington, book an Off-Peak time and get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a year. Head to the top of the page to use our Journey Planner and find the cheapest ticket prices.  

Ready to book your trip from Swindon to London? Start your search for train tickets with us today. If you’d like to find out some more information, continue reading for our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as advice on how to find cheap train fares.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington take?

The average journey time by train between Swindon (Wilts) and London Paddington is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 149 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Swindon (Wilts) and London Paddington by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington is 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington cost?

Train ticket prices from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington can start from as little as £16 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington without having to change trains. There are 149 direct trains from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington leave?

The first train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington leaves at 04:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington leave?

The last train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington leaves at 23:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Swindon (Wilts) and London Paddington by train?

Trains travelling from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Paddington to Swindon (Wilts). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington.

Cheap train tickets from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington

Train tickets from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington start at £16 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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