National Express run Express Coach services through Swindon to London, Heathrow & Gatwick Airports, Bristol, Bath, Oxford, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Poole, Halifax & Northampton, amongst other places - not all stops are shown and some points are not served on all journeys.
The routes through Swindon are 222, 302, 335, 403 & 444 and are ran on behalf of National Express by Yeomans Coaches/Bennetts Coaches - 222, South Gloucester Bus & Coach - 403, Arriva Midlands - 302, Stagecoach in Gloucester - 444 and Stagecoach in Yorkshire - 335
The routes are as follows:
ALL COACHES DEPART FROM THE BUS STATION BAYS 18 & 19, some also pick up and set down at Blagrove Roundabout, Queens Drive (Bulldog), Coate Water (Sun Inn) and into Swindon at Great Western Hospital (Commonhead Roundabout).
222 Hereford - Gloucester - Swindon - Reading (Calcot) - Heathrow Airport - Gatwick Airport
302 Northampton - Oxford - Swindon - Bath - Bristol
335 Halifax - Birmingham - Gloucester - Swindon - Salisbury - Bournemouth - Poole
403 Bath - Chippenham - Swindon - Reading (Calcot) - Heathrow Airport - London
444 Gloucester - Swindon - Reading (Calcot) - London
Timetables, fares and bookings are handled by Thamesdown Transport in Swindon at their Travel Shop on Fleming Way (open Mon-Fri 0900-1700 & Sat 0900-1630 for Coach Bookings)
Or you can book directly at the National Express Website, where you can search for times, cheaper fares (from about £5 each way, meaning a return to London could cost you £10 with Fun Fares if not travelling to or from an Airport).
Sindbad Coaches (Poland)
Sindbad Coaches of Poland operate a direct Swindon - Poland link from Dublin, Birmingham and Bristol, this service operates daily in each direction.
Coaches depart from the Bus Station Bay 18.
For booking, times and more information in English or Polish click on the link below
Please note this link automatically opens in Polish, but most browsers should offer a translation into English, when I looked at it on 8th April 2011 using Google Chrome, it translated within 5 seconds.
Stagecoach operate a MegaBus Service through Swindon from Cheltenham to London
The route operates as follows:
M14 Cheltenham - Cirencester - Swindon - Reading (Calcot) - London
Tickets can be booked from the Stagecoach in Swindon Travel Shop in the Bus Station (open Mon-Sat 0700-1700) or by calling 0900 160 0900 or going to the MegaBus website by using the link below, tickets can cost as little as £1 with a 50p booking fee in each direction (meaning a return to London could cost as little as £3).
ALL COACHES PICK UP FROM STRATTON PARK (SAINSBURYS) NOT THE BUS STATION, you can use Thamesdown Service 23 or Stagecoach Service 66 to connect with your coach, see below for more details.
The MegaBus Times are as Follows:
Stratton Park 0850 1635
London 1100 1845
London 1200 2000
Stratton Park 1400 2155
The Connecting Buses are as follows:
Route Number 23 by Thamesdown Transport (Adult Single £1.70)
Fleming Way Stop Q 0822 1552 Stratton Park 1415
Stratton Park 0841 1611 Fleming Way Stop Q 1437
Routes 65 & 66 by Stagecoach in Swindon (Adult Single £1.70)
Swindon Bus Station Bay 16 0815 1615 Stratton Park 1419
Stratton Park 0825 1625 Swindon Bus Station Bay 16 1430
For the 2155 arrival in Swindon you will need to take a Taxi into the Town Centre, the best company to use is SN1 on 01793 523 523 who will charge approximately £8