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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.

Where to Eat in Swindon

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Bell Inn (Purton Stoke) and Basset Down Complex (Lower Salthrop Basset Down) are great picks.

When to visit Swindon

Swindon in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 88
1 night at 3-star hotel
Swindon in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 88
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Swindon


Although Swindon doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Bristol Airport (BRS), which is located 42 miles from Swindon. Bristol Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Aegean Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest flight to Swindon from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 7h.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Swindon, followed by West Midlands Railway. The train journey from Swindon to Bristol takes 1h 34m and costs around C$ 39 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Nottingham, expect to pay about C$ 33 for a 1h 38m trip. The train station in Swindon is called Swindon, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.


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 Europcar, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Swindon, including National Express, FlixBus and Arriva. From Bristol, the bus ride to Swindon takes 135 miles and will cost you around C$ 14. From Nottingham, the ticket costs about C$ 14 for a journey of 210 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

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,100 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Swindon

Average rates range from around C$ 137 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 232 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Swindon

Most booked hotels in Swindon

Leonardo Hotel Swindon
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 113+
Holiday Inn Express Swindon West, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 106+
Alexandra House
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 84+
Campanile Swindon
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 65+
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Renting a car in Swindon

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 38% more expensive than at London Heathrow.

Expect to pay C$ 2.44 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$ 29.18 and C$ 38.91. The most frequently booked car type in Swindon is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Ford Fiesta or similar) are, on average, 74% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.