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River Thames, London

Coach travel from Swindon to London

From £6.10 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 45 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 7 services per day

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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 London in 1 hr 45 mins (fastest journey)

Our coaches travel from Swindon Bus Station to London (Victoria Coach Station) up to 7 times a day. Services run from 05.10am (approx) and the last coach arrives in London at 21.20pm (approx).

Our fastest journey will get you from Swindon's Coate Water stop to London Earl's Court in just 1 hour 45 mins. With regular, reliable services and fares starting from just £6.10*, you can travel in style for less.

Swindon to London journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 45 mins (from Coate Water to Earl's Court)
Cheapest price From £6.10
Distance (approx) 128km
No. of stops 2 (fastest service, other services may vary)
First & last journey daily 5:10am/19:00pm

Our Swindon to London 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
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

Swindon to London route map

Departing from Swindon Bus Station

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 taxi rank.

Arriving at London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line. A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

For more information, take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Swindon to London?

The first coach leaves from Swindon Bus Station at 5.10am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 7.20am.

When is the last coach from Swindon to London?

The last coach leaves from Swindon Bus Station at 19.00pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 21.20pm.

How much is the coach from Swindon to London?

A one-way journey from Swindon to London is available from £6.10*.

How long does the coach take from Swindon to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Swindon to London takes 1 hour 45 mins from our Coate Water stop to our Earl's Court stop.

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

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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