Timetables for bus services serving East Wichel

Details of all bus journeys through East Wichel



Bus services to East Wichel are provided by Swindon’s Bus Company service 11 and Stagecoach service 9.
Swindon’s Bus Company buses run every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday day times and early evenings, reducing to hourly in the late evening. The service runs every 30 minutes on Sunday with no evening service.
Stagecoach buses run every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday day times, reducing to hourly in the evening. The service runs hourly on Sunday with no evening service.
The combined service gives buses every 5 to 15 minutes during the daytime between Wichelstowe and Swindon town centre, dropping to 3 buses an hour in the early evening and an hourly service in the late evening. The journey from East Wichel to Swindon town centre takes 12 to 20 minutes.

Service 9 route between Middle Wichel and Swindon town centre is: Foxham Way ↔ East Wichel Way ↔ Croft Road ↔ Devizes Road ↔ Victoria Road ↔ Regent Circus ↔ Princes Street ↔ Fleming Way / Corporation Street ↔ Manchester Road ↔ Bus Station.

Service 11 route between Middle Wichel and Swindon town centre is: Foxham Way ↔ East Wichel Way ↔ Pipers Way ↔ Marlborough Road ↔ Newport Street ↔ Devizes Road ↔ Victoria Road ↔ Regent Circus ↔ Princes Street ↔ Fleming Way.

There will be a modified service on Good Friday and a Sunday service on Easter Monday.

There will be a Sunday service on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Christmas and New Year services

Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December
A normal service but with the last buses running at about 8 pm. The last buses from the town centre will be at 7.40 pm from the bus station on service 9 and at 7.53 pm from Fleming Way on service 11. The last buses towards the town centre will be at 8.10 pm on service 9 and at 8.15 pm on service 11. The last bus from East Wichel to Wroughton will be at 7.50 pm.
Christmas Day, Friday 25th December
No bus services.
Boxing Day, Saturday 26th December to Bank Holiday Monday 28th December
Both Stagecoach and Swindon’s Bus Company will be running a Sunday service.
Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th December
Both Stagecoach and Swindon’s Bus Company will be running a Saturday service
New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31st December
Both Stagecoach and Swindon’s Bus Company will be running a Saturday service but with the last buses running at about 8 pm. The last buses from the town centre will be at 7.40 pm from the bus station on service 9 and at 7.53 pm from Fleming Way on service 11. The last buses towards the town centre will be at 8.10 pm on service 9 and at 8.15 pm on service 11. The last bus from East Wichel to Wroughton will be at 7.50 pm.
New Year’s Day, Friday 1st January
No bus services.
Saturday 2nd January
Normal bus services resume.


From 17 January 2021

Mondays to Fridays — southbound

Service No. 11 9 11 9 11 9 1115 9 11 9 1115 9 11 1115 9 1115 9   1115  9  1115  9    1115 9 1115 9 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 11 1115 9 1115 11 11
Bus Station [5] dep. 0545   0615   0645 0715 0745 0815 0845 0915 45 15 1545 1615 1645 1715 1745 1815 1845 1915 1940 2040
Bus Station (Manchester Rd) 0533 0700 0730 0758 0823 0833 0904 34 04 1534 1604 1636 1706 1739 1811 1841 1918 1948 2022 2122 2222 2322
Fleming Way [V] arr. 0535 0702 0732 0800 0825 0835 0906 then
at
these
minutes
past
each
hour
36 06 1536 1606 1638 1708 1741 1813 1843 1920 1950 2024 2124 2224 2324
Fleming Way [V] dep. 0540 0605 0635 0705 0736 0805 0830 0840 0911 41 11 1541 1611 1643 1713 1746 1818 1848 1923 1953 2030 2130 2230 2330
Old Town (Prospect) 0543 0551 0608 0621 0638 0651 0709 0721 0741 0751 0811 0821 0836 0846 0851 0916 0921 46 51 16 21 1546 1551 1616 1621 1651 1648 1721 1719 1751 1751 1821 1822 1851 1852 1921 1927 1946 1957 2034 2046 2134 2234 2334
Tismeads Crescent North 0554 0624 0654 0724 0754 0824 0854 0924 54 24 until 1554 1624 1654 1724 1754 1824 1854 1924 1949 2049
Croft Campus (Nationwide) 0549 0614 0644 0715 0749 0819 0844 0854 0923 53 23   1553 1623 1656 1728 1759 1829 1859 1933 2003 2040 2140 2240 2340
Wroughton Park & Ride   0924 54 24 1554 1624 1658 1730 1800 1830 1900
East Wichel (Rylane) 0552 0557 0617 0627 0647 0657 0718 0727 0752 0757 0822 0827 0857 0857 0927 0927 57 57 27 27 1557 1557 1627 1627 1657 1701 1727 1733 1757 1803 1827 1833 1855 1903 1925 1936 1950 2006 2043 2050 2143 2243 2343
Middle Wichel (Waitrose) 0554 0600 0619 0630 0649 0700 0721 0730 0755 0800 0825 0830 0900 0900 0930 0930   00 00 30 30 1600 1600 1630 1630 1700 1704 1730 1736 1800 1806 1830 1836 1858 1906 1928 1938 1953 2008 2045 2053 2145 2245 2345
Wroughton (High Street)   0606   0636   0706   0736   0806   0836   0906   0936   06   36   1606   1636 1706   1736   1806   1836   1904   1934   1959     2059      
Wroughton (Mill Close) 0610 0640 0710 0740 0810 0840 0910 0940 10 40 1610 1640 1710 1740 1810 1840 1907 1937 2002 2102

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Service 9 runs from Tadpole Village via Penhill.

Service 11 runs from Taw Hill via Oakhurst, Redhouse, Haydon Wick (Orbital Centre) and Pinehurst.

15 From Swindon Bus Station as service 15 via Swindon College, Woodhall and Northern Road.



Mondays to Fridays — northbound

Service No. 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 1115    9  1115  9  1115   1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 11 1115 9 11 11 9 1115 9 11 9 1115 11 9 11 9 11 11 9 11 11
Wroughton (High Street) 0516   0606   0636   0706   0736   0806   0836   0906   36   06     1506   1536   1606     1636     1706   1736   1806     1904   1959     2059    
Wroughton (Mill Close) 0520 0610 0640 0710 0740 0810 0840 0910 40 10 1510 1540 1610 1640 1710 1740 1810 1907 2002 2102
Middle Wichel (Waitrose) 0526 0557 0617 0622 0647 0652 0717 0724 0747 0802 0817 0832 0847 0905 0917 0935 47 05 17 35 1505 1517 1535 1547 1605 1617 1640 1647 1710 1717 1742 1747 1812 1817 1847 1912 1913 1942 2008 2012 2055 2108 2155 2255
East Wichel (Rylane) 0544 0559 0620 0624 0650 0654 0720 0727 0750 0805 0820 0835 0850 0907 0920 0937 then
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these
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each
hour
50 07 20 37 1507 1520 1537 1550 1607 1620 1642 1650 1712 1720 1744 1750 1814 1820 1849 1914 1916 1944 2011 2014 2057 2111 2157 2257
Wroughton Park & Ride 0658 0731 0809 0839 0911 0941 11 41 1511 1541
Croft Campus (Nationwide) 0603 0628 0701 0734 0812 0842 0914 0944 14 44 1514 1544 1613 1638 1648 1708 1718 1750 1820 1854 1919 1949 2019 2102 2202 2302
Tismeads Crescent North 0531 0623 0653 0723 0753 0823 0853 0923 53 23 until 1523 1553 1623 1653 1723 1753 1823 1918 2013 2113
Old Town (Prospect) 0535 0609 0627 0634 0657 0708 0727 0742 0757 0820 0827 0850 0857 0922 0927 0952 57 22 27 52   1523 1527 1553 1557 1623 1627 1648 1658 1657 1718 1728 1727 1758 1757 1828 1827 1901 1925 1922 1955 2017 2025 2108 2117 2208 2308
Fleming Way [B] arr. 0540 0633 0703 0733 0803 0833 0903 0933 03 33 1533 1603 1633 1703 1733 1803 1833 1928 2023 2123
Fleming Way [B] dep. 0543 0640 0710 0740 0810 0840 0910 0940 10 40 1540 1610 1640 1710 1740 1810 1840 1930    
Fleming Way [C] arr. 0614 0639 0713 0747 0825 0855 0927 0957   27 57 1528 1558 1628 1653 1703 1723 1733 1803 1833 1906 1930 2000 2030 2113 2213 2313
Fleming Way [C] dep. 0617 0642 0716 0750 0830 0902 0932 1002 32 02 1533 1603 1633 1700 1710 1730 1740 1808 1838 1913   2005   2120 2220 2320
Swindon Rail Station 0545 0618 0642 0643 0712 0717 0742 0751 0812 0831 0842 0903 0912 0933 0942 1003 12 33 42 03 1534 1542 1604 1612 1634 1642 1701 1711 1712 1731 1741 1742 1809 1812 1839 1842 1914 1932 2006 2121 2221 2321

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Service 9 runs to Tadpole Village via Penhill.

Service 11 runs to Taw Hill via Pinehurst, Haydon Wick (Orbital Centre), Redhouse, and Oakhurst.

15 Continues from Orbital Centre to Swindon Bus Station as service 15 via Northern Road, Woodhall and Swindon College.

Sch Runs on school days only.

Hol Runs on school holidays only.



Saturdays — southbound

Service No. 9 11 11 1115 9 11 9 1115 9 1115 9   1115  9  1115  9    1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 9 1115 1115 9 9 1115 9 1115 9 11 1115 9 1115 11 11
Bus Station [5] dep. 0625 0745 0815 0845 0915 45 15 1615 1645 1715 1745 1815 1845 1915 1940 2040
Bus Station (Manchester Rd) 0638 0708 0738 0804 0834 0904 34 04 1604 1634 1704 1739 1811 1841 1918 1948 2022 2122 2222 2322
Fleming Way [V] arr. 0640 0710 0740 0806 0836 0906 then
at
these
minutes
past
each
hour
36 06 1606 1636 1706 1741 1813 1843 1920 1950 2024 2124 2224 2324
Fleming Way [V] dep. 0643 0713 0743 0811 0841 0911 41 11 1611 1641 1711 1746 1818 1848 1923 1953 2030 2130 2230 2330
Old Town (Prospect) 0631 0646 0716 0746 0751 0816 0821 0846 0851 0916 0921 46 51 16 21 1616 1621 1646 1651 1716 1721 1751 1751 1822 1821 1851 1852 1921 1927 1946 1957 2034 2046 2134 2234 2334
Tismeads Crescent North 0634 0754 0824 0854 0924 54 24 until 1624 1654 1724 1754 1824 1854 1924 1949 2049
Croft Campus (Nationwide) 0652 0722 0752 0823 0853 0923 53 23   1623 1653 1723 1758 1829 1859 1933 2003 2040 2140 2240 2340
Wroughton Park & Ride 0924 54 24 1624 1654 1724 1759 1830 1900
East Wichel (Rylane) 0637 0655 0725 0755 0757 0826 0827 0856 0857 0927 0927 57 57 27 27 1627 1627 1657 1657 1727 1727 1757 1802 1833 1827 1855 1903 1925 1936 1951 2006 2043 2051 2143 2243 2343
Middle Wichel (Waitrose) 0640 0657 0727 0757 0800 0829 0830 0859 0900 0930 0930   00 00 30 30 1630 1630 1700 1700 1730 1730 1800 1805 1836 1830 1858 1906 1928 1938 1953 2008 2045 2053 2145 2245 2345
Wroughton (High Street) 0646       0806   0836   0906   0936   06   36   1636   1706   1736 1806     1836 1904   1934   1959     2059      
Wroughton (Mill Close) 0650 0810 0840 0910 0940 40 10 1640 1710 1740 1810 1840 1907 1937 2002 2102

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Service 9 runs from Tadpole Village via Penhill.

Service 11 runs from Taw Hill via Oakhurst, Redhouse, Haydon Wick (Orbital Centre) and Pinehurst.

15 From Swindon Bus Station as service 15 via Swindon College, Woodhall and Northern Road.



Saturdays — northbound

Service No. 9 1115 1115 9 1115 9 1115 9   1115  9  1115  9    1115 9 1115 9 1115 9 11 9 9 1115 11 9 1115 11 9 11 9 11 11 9 11 11
Wroughton (High Street) 0646     0736   0806   0836   06   36   1536   1606   1636   1706 1736     1806     1904   1959     2059    
Wroughton (Mill Close) 0650 0740 0810 0840 10 40 1540 1610 1640 1710 1740 1810 1907 2002 2102
Middle Wichel (Waitrose) 0657 0700 0735 0747 0805 0817 0835 0847 then
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these
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hour
05 17 35 47 1535 1547 1607 1617 1637 1647 1707 1717 1747 1742 1812 1817 1847 1912 1913 1942 2008 2012 2055 2108 2155 2255
East Wichel (Rylane) 0700 0702 0737 0750 0807 0820 0837 0850 07 20 37 50 1537 1550 1609 1620 1639 1650 1709 1720 1750 1744 1814 1820 1849 1914 1916 1944 2011 2014 2057 2111 2157 2257
Wroughton Park & Ride 0706 0741 0811 0841 11 41 1541
Croft Campus (Nationwide) 0709 0744 0814 0844 14 44 until 1544 1614 1644 1714 1750 1820 1854 1919 1949 2019 2102 2202 2302
Tismeads Crescent North 0703 0753 0823 0853 23 53   1553 1623 1653 1723 1753 1853 1918 2013 2113
Old Town (Prospect) 0707 0715 0752 0757 0822 0827 0852 0857 22 27 52 57 1552 1557 1622 1627 1652 1657 1722 1727 1757 1758 1828 1827 1901 1925 1922 1955 2017 2025 2108 2117 2208 2308
Fleming Way [B] arr. 0713 0803 0833 0903 33 03 1603 1633 1703 1733 1803 1833 1928 2023 2123
Fleming Way [B] dep. 0715 0810 0840 0910   40 10 1610 1640 1710 1740 1810 1840 1930    
Fleming Way [C] arr. 0720 0757 0827 0857 27 57 1557 1627 1657 1727 1803 1833 1906 1930 2000 2030 2113 2213 2313
Fleming Way [C] dep. 0723 0802 0832 0902 32 02 1602 1632 1702 1732 1808 1838 1913   2005   2120 2220 2320
Swindon Rail Station 0716 0724 0803 0812 0833 0841 0903 0911 33 41 02 11 1603 1611 1633 1641 1703 1711 1733 1741 1811 1809 1839 1841 1914 1931 2006 2121 2221 2321

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Service 9 runs to Tadpole Village via Penhill.

Service 11 runs to Taw Hill via Pinehurst, Haydon Wick (Orbital Centre), Redhouse, and Oakhurst.

15 Continues from Orbital Centre to Swindon Bus Station as service 15 via Northern Road, Woodhall and Swindon College.



Sundays and public holidays — southbound

On Sunday 22 October only, there will be no bus services until approximately 3 pm owing to road closures for Swindon Half Marathon.

Service No. 11 11 9   11 11  9    11 11  9  11 11 9
Bus Station [5] dep. 0945 45 1645 1745
Bus Station (Manchester Rd) 0903 0933 then
at
these
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past
each
hour
03 33 1603 1633 1703 1733
Fleming Way [V] arr. 0905 0935 05 35 1605 1635 1705 1735
Fleming Way [V] dep. 0910 0940 10 40 1610 1640 1710 1740
Old Town (Prospect) 0914 0944 0951 14 44 51 until 1614 1644 1651 1714 1744 1751
Tismeads Crescent North 0954 54   1654 1754
East Wichel (Rylane) 0923 0953 0957 23 53 57 1623 1653 1657 1723 1753 1757
Middle Wichel (Waitrose) 0926 0956 1000 26 56 00 1626 1656 1700 1726 1756 1800
Wroughton (High Street)     1006       06     1706     1806
Wroughton (Mill Close) 1010 10 1710 1810

No service on 25th December or 1st January.

Service 9 runs from Tadpole Village via Penhill.

Service 11 runs from Taw Hill via Oakhurst, Redhouse, Haydon Wick (Orbital Centre) and Pinehurst.


Sundays and public holidays — northbound

On Sunday 22 October only, there will be no bus services until approximately 3 pm owing to road closures for Swindon Half Marathon.

Service No. 9 11 11 9 11   11  9  11   11 9 11 11
Wroughton (High Street) 0906     1006     06     1706    
Wroughton (Mill Close) 0910 1010 then
at
these
minutes
past
each
hour
10 1710
Middle Wichel (Waitrose) 0917 0932 1002 1017 1032 02 17 32 1702 1717 1732 1802
East Wichel (Rylane) 0920 0935 1005 1020 1035 05 20 35 1705 1720 1735 1805
Tismeads Crescent North 0923 1023 23 until 1723
Old Town (Prospect) 0927 0945 1015 1027 1045 15 27 45   1715 1727 1745 1815
Fleming Way [B] arr. 0933 1033 33 1733
Fleming Way [B] dep. 0940 1040 40 1740
Fleming Way [C] arr. 0950 1020 1050   20 50 1720 1750 1820
Fleming Way [C] dep. 0955 1025 1055 25 55 1725 1755 1825
Swindon Rail Station 0941 0957 1027 1041 1057 27 41 57 1727 1741 1757 1827

No service on 25th December or 1st January.

Service 9 runs to Tadpole Village via Penhill.

Service 11 runs to Taw Hill via Pinehurst, Haydon Wick (Orbital Centre), Redhouse, and Oakhurst.



Swindon’s Bus Company 11 (previously Thamesdown 11)

Thamesdown service 11 was the first bus service to serve East Wichel. The initial service was every 15 minutes during the daytime, continuing every 40 minutes until after 10 pm.
Evening services after 9 pm were withdrawn from 6 June 2011, following the removal of subsidies by Swindon Borough Council. Additional evening services on route 11 were added from 19 September 2011, but these were for North Swindon only.
The service was further reduced, to ½-hourly only during the daytime, from 7 January 2013.

Thamesdown service 11 was withdrawn between Fleming Way and East Wichel at the end of service on Saturday 31 August 2013. It was replaced by service 15 between those points on Monday 2 September, which also included the route of former service 15A in North Swindon. The rest of service 11 continued to operate in North Swindon.

A reorganisation of routes on 8 January 2017 saw service 11 reintroduced to East Wichel, on a similar route to before, but extended to Taw Hill on Sundays. Service 11 had a reduced half-hourly Monday to Friday daytime frequency in comparison to service 15 which it replaced in South Swindon, as a consequence of competition from the newly introduced Stagecoach service 9.

Service 11 was again reorganised by the now rebranded Swindon’s Bus Company on 11 March 2018 to run in conjunction with service 15 in North Swindon as a circular route through Redhouse and Taw Hill, with buses changing service number on route. This gave minor changes to times in East Wichel but more scope for delay owing to the more complex nature of the service.

From 5 April 2020, the service from Monday to Saturday was reduced to hourly, as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, both because of a reduction in use due to ‘social distancing’ measures from the government and to allow for reduced staff availability due to illness. Further adjustments were made throughout the period of the pandemic, with frequencies increased from the beginning of June 2020. From Sunday 19 July 2020 the Sunday service was restored to two buses each way per hour and the last bus of weekday evenings (after 11 pm) was reinstated. From Sunday 30 August 2020 the service was restored to its pre-pandemic timings.



Stagecoach 9

Stagecoach service 9 between Swindon and Wroughton was diverted through Wichelstowe from 6 November 2016, in order to serve the Waitrose store in Middle Wichel. It initially provided a service of four buses an hour each way during weekday daytimes, but this was reduced to three buses an hour each way during weekday daytimes from 1 January 2017. A few peak hour services ran to Thorney Park via Brimble Hill and Alexandra Park. In the evening the service decreases to hourly until 9 pm. An hourly Sunday service was introduced from 2 April 2017. From Sunday 2 September 2018 the service was extended through North Swindon via Penhill to the new development of Tadpole Village, replacing service 4 in North Swindon. At the same time early morning services were reduced and evening services increased. The services to Thorney Park were withdrawn, replaced by a service via Chiseldon, thereby severing the bus service link between Thorney Park and Wroughton.

From 30 March 2020, the service from Monday to Saturday was reduced to hourly (though advertised as half-hourly until the day before the new service started), as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, both because of a reduction in use due to ‘social distancing’ measures from the government and to allow for reduced staff availability due to illness. Further adjustments were made throughout the period of the pandemic, with frequencies increased from the beginning of June 2020. From Sunday 30 August 2020 the service was restored to its pre-pandemic frequency but with different timings and an earlier start to services on Mondays to Fridays. They were reduced again on Mondays to Fridays to half-hourly from Monday 18 January 2021.



Thamesdown 15

Replaced by service 11 from 8 January 2017

Thamesdown service 15 replaced service 11 in East Wichel from 2 September 2013. The service was 3 buses per hour Monday to Friday daytimes reducing to half-hourly in the evenings until 9 pm, and half-hourly on Saturdays, with no Sunday service.
The service was extended to Middle Wichel to serve the newly opened Waitrose store at the end of May 2015. At the same time, evening services were reduced in frequency to hourly, but extended until 11 pm. A half-hourly Sunday service was also added.

Thamesdown service 15 was withdrawn between Fleming Way and East Wichel at the end of service on Saturday 7 January 2017. It was replaced by service 11 between those points on Sunday 8 January, which also included the route of service 11 in North Swindon. An amended service 15 continued to operate in North Swindon.



Stagecoach 73

Service withdrawn from 3 September 2012

Stagecoach service 73 was an ‘experimental’ service from Swindon to Wroughton via East Wichel, introduced to provide a link between East Wichel and the facilities in Wroughton. Introduced on 3 April 2011, service 73 provided an hourly daytme service six days a week.
From 30 April 2012 the service was integrated with service 72, giving a more regular interval of buses between Swindon and Wroughton. The service was also extended to Swindon College.
Very few passengers travelled between East Wichel and Wroughton — the main use of the service was between East Wichel and Swindon Town centre, as it provided a quicker more direct alternative to service 11.

Stagecoach service 73 operated for the last time on Saturday 1 September 2012. From 3 September it was replaced by additional journeys on service 72 which ran directly along Croft Road and did not enter East Wichel. From 6 November 2016, Stagecoach amended their Wroughton service, by now renumbered, to run through Wichelstowe again, and detailed above.



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