The journey from Bristol, situated in England and Swindon, which is in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.
The train is a quick and simple solution to travel to Swindon from Bristol. The average train time from Bristol to Swindon is 0h32m to cover the 36 miles.
Fares will change depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Bristol to Swindon by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the past 6 months in order to understand the best time to book your train tickets Bristol to Swindon. The results show that booking your train from Bristol to Swindon in advance is not always the best option.
We found trains at £16 when booking 3 days in advance whereas you will need to spend at least £17 if you buy your ticket 7 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train ticket is 3 days in advance as it is 7% cheaper than 7 days in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bristol and Swindon by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Swindon to Bristol and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The easiest way to spend less on your Bristol Swindon train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.
The main benefit of getting a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.
You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will make savings.
As an example, train tickets from Bristol to Swindon cost on average £50.00 (1). By dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it appears that after only 2 one way journeys from Swindon to Bristol, the railcard will have paid for itself.
The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for an entire year.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Bristol to Swindon train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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