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Reading to Swindon by bus

The journey from Reading to Swindon by bus is 35.58 mi and takes 5 hrs 2 mins. There are 41 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:35 and the last at 18:55. It is possible to travel from Reading to Swindon by bus for as little as £17.09 or as much as £54.31. The best price for this journey is £17.09.

Lowest Price£17.09
Journey Duration5 hrs 2 mins
Connection per Day41
Lowest Price£17.09
Highest Price£54.31
First Departure05:35
Last Departure18:55
Distance35.58 mi
DepartureReading
ArrivalSwindon
CarriersNational Express

Reading to Swindon Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Reading to Swindon?

The prices for bus tickets from Reading to Swindon vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Reading to Swindon will cost £17.09. The average bus ticket price is approximately £34.04. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Reading to Swindon. On average, though, you'll pay about £34.04 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does the journey from Reading to Swindon take by bus?

With a distance of 35.58 mi between Reading and Swindon, it will usually take 5 hrs 2 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 5 hrs 2 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Reading and Swindon is around 35.58 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 hrs 2 mins. However, the fastest routes between Reading and Swindon take 4 hrs 10 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Reading to Swindon leave?

The first daily departure from Reading to Swindon leaves at 05:35, while the last journey of the day sets out at 18:55. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Reading and Swindon. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Reading at 05:35, and the last departure will leave at 18:55. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Reading to Swindon can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many times a day do journeys run from Reading to Swindon?

The exact number of journeys from Reading to Swindon can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 41 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Reading to Swindon. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Reading to Swindon varies, but in general, you can expect to find 4 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 37 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Reading to Swindon. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Reading to Swindon
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Reading to Swindon.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Reading to Swindon, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Reading to Swindon.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Reading to Swindon

The cheapest Reading - Swindon bus tickets can be found for as low as £19.29 if you’re lucky, or £25.67 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £35.87.

Find the best day to travel to Swindon by bus

When travelling to Swindon by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Reading to Swindon CO2 Emissions by Bus

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4.01kg
Bus
4.29kg
Flight
11.45kg
Car
9.16kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Reading to Swindon?
A bus ticket from Reading to Swindon is £34.04. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £17.09.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Swindon?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Reading to Swindon is £17.09. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Reading and Swindon by bus?
Reading to Swindon is 35.58 mi.
How long does the bus between Reading and Swindon take?
Reading to Swindon is on average 5 hrs 2 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 10 mins.
How many bus connections per day go from Reading to Swindon?
Reading to Swindon has 41 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Reading to Swindon leave?
The earliest bus from Reading to Swindon departs at 05:35. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Reading to Swindon depart?
The latest bus from Reading to Swindon departs at 18:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Reading to Swindon in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £17.09 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Reading to Swindon?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Reading to go to Swindon.
What's the fastest journey time between Reading to Swindon by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Reading and Swindon is 4 hrs 10 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Reading to Swindon?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Reading and Swindon.
What are the CO2 emissions for Reading to Swindon by bus?
The bus journey from Reading to Swindon creates 4.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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