Chester to Swindon by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    22:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 25m
  • Distance
    196 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 35m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Chester to Swindon by train

Fast trains from Chester to Swindon take around 3 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 196 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Swindon.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Swindon?

Journeys between Chester and Swindon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Chester to Swindon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 28 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Swindon?

The Chester to Swindon train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chester to Swindon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Swindon is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:11 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 22:30.

When to book Chester to Swindon train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chester to Swindon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Swindon?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Swindon, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Swindon to Chester by train

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