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Swindon to Heathrow Airport

From £18 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 25 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 7 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


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Coach from Swindon to Heathrow Airport

Our coaches from Swindon Bus Station to Heathrow Airport run from as early as 4.40am. Our last coach of the day arrives at Heathrow just after 20.25pm.

With up to 7 direct journeys a day and fares starting from £18 one-way*, you can travel in style for less.

Swindon to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 25 mins
Cheapest price From £18 *
Distance (approx) 127km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 4:40am/19:00pm

Our Swindon to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

401 coach towards London

Our 401 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Swindon Bus Station
  • Swindon (Queens Drive)
  • Swindon (Coate Water)
  • Reading Mereoak Park & Ride
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Swindon to Heathrow route map


You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Swindon

Coaches from Swindon Bus Station (Fleming Way) travel to Heathrow Airport up to 7 times a day.

The station is a five-minute walk from the town centre, and just a two-minute walk from Swindon Train Station, on Station Road, which is also the base for the town's main tax

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

While you're waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy. Facilities near to the stop include a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

View our Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station guide for more information.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Swindon to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Swindon Bus Station at 4.40am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 6.10am.

When is the last coach from Swindon to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Swindon Bus Station at 19.00pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 20.25pm.

How much is the coach from Swindon to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Swindon to Heathrow is available from £18*.

How long does the coach take from Swindon to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Swindon to Heathrow take 1 hr 25 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Swindon to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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