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 132 trains per day travelling from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington and tickets for this journey start from £16 when you book in advance.
69 miles (111 km)
132 trains per day
Direct trains available
Planning a trip to the capital and need more information on how to travel from Swindon to London by train? Look no further!
On average, the train from Swindon to London takes around 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 165 trains running on this popular route each day. However, if you want to get to London in a hurry, the fastest services will get you there in just 48 minutes. As there are direct services travelling the 69 miles from Swindon to London, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to change along the way.
When travelling on this route, you’ll board a Great Western Railway (GWR) train at Swindon station. Once you’ve found your seat, you can begin to take advantage of the onboard amenities, such as free WiFi, comfortable seating and hot and cold drinks and snacks on certain high-speed services. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to GWR First Class and enjoy more legroom, reclining seats and complimentary food and drink. In just 48 minutes, your train will arrive at London Paddington station.
Once you’ve stepped off the train, you’re perfectly located to start exploring the city. There are so many things to see and do in London, it can be difficult to know where to start. For more inspiration, check out our comprehensive guide to the best things to do in London, including a trip to the National History Museum and Hyde Park.
If you’d like to take advantage of the cheapest train tickets, try booking an Off-Peak ticket, as they tend to be cheaper compared to busier Peak times. Also, if you travel by train more than a few times a year, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
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The average journey time by train between Swindon (Wilts) and London Paddington is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 132 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington is 47 minutes.
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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington without having to change trains. There are 132 direct trains from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington leaves at 04:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington leaves at 23:22. 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.
Trains travelling from Swindon (Wilts) to London Paddington cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.
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.
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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