Swindon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Swindon

With a population of 155,432, Swindon is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Swindon deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Swindon

If you’re looking for affordable options, Weighbridge Steakhouse & Bar (Penzance Drive) and The Bell Inn (Purton Stoke) are great picks.

When to visit Swindon

Swindon in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 91
1 night at 3-star hotel
Swindon in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 91
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Swindon

Plane

Although Swindon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Bristol Airport (BRS), which is located 42 miles from Swindon. The shortest flight to Swindon from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 9h 45m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Swindon, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Swindon to Lille takes 1h 22m and costs around C$ 70 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about C$ 56 for a 1h 34m trip. The train station in Swindon is called Swindon, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Swindon is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 71 miles from Swindon. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Swindon, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Swindon takes 95 miles and will cost you around C$ 14. From Southsea, the ticket costs about C$ 15 for a journey of 111 miles. The most popular bus station is Swindon Coate Water, located 1.7 miles from downtown Swindon. Swindon Stratton Cross Roads is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 miles from the city centre.

Plane

Although Swindon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Bristol Airport (BRS), which is located 42 miles from Swindon. The shortest flight to Swindon from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 9h 45m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Swindon, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Swindon to Lille takes 1h 22m and costs around C$ 70 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about C$ 56 for a 1h 34m trip. The train station in Swindon is called Swindon, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Swindon is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 71 miles from Swindon. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Swindon, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Swindon takes 95 miles and will cost you around C$ 14. From Southsea, the ticket costs about C$ 15 for a journey of 111 miles. The most popular bus station is Swindon Coate Water, located 1.7 miles from downtown Swindon. Swindon Stratton Cross Roads is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Swindon

Airlines serving Swindon

Lufthansa
Good (4,676 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (941 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,749 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,172 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,937 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,231 reviews)
LOT
Good (672 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Swindon

Average rates range from around C$ 128 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 257 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Swindon

Most booked hotels in Swindon

Alexandra House
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 62+
Leonardo Hotel Swindon
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 109+
Holiday Inn Express Swindon West
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 106+
Holiday Inn Swindon
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 124+
Campanile Swindon
3 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 75+

Renting a car in Swindon

Renting a car in Swindon costs C$ 49 per day, on average, or C$ 98 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 14% cheaper than airport locations in Swindon.

Expect to pay C$ 2.54 per litre in Swindon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.47 and C$ 40.63.

Renting a car in Swindon costs C$ 49 per day, on average, or C$ 98 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 14% cheaper than airport locations in Swindon.

Expect to pay C$ 2.54 per litre in Swindon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.47 and C$ 40.63.