Travel Modes

Wichelstowe is located and designed to allow ready use of a broad range of transport options summarised below, with links to sites that provide more detailed information.

To find the best way of travelling to your chosen destination please follow this link: http://swindontravelchoices.co.uk

Bus

East Wichel is currently served by Thamesdown Route 15 which connects to Croft Campus (Nationwide) Old Town, the Town Centre, Swindon College and the Orbital Shopping Centre (Haydon Wick, ASDA).

Click on the link for timetable information: – http://www.thamesdown-transport.co.uk/times/15.pdf

More information on Swindon buses please click on the link: – http://www.swindonbus.info

Car Share

Swindon has an active car share network at: http://www.carshareswindon.com

For longer car journeys you might also like to visit: http://www.liftshare.com/uk

Click on the following link for helpful guidelines on car sharing: Car Share Guidelines PDF

Taxis

There are several locally based taxi companies.

For details visit: http://www.yell.com/s/taxis-swindon-wiltshire.html

Cycling

Wichelstowe is well connected to surrounding areas by off-road cycling and walking routes.
A map containing detailed data on Wichelstowe is currently being developed.

Swindon’s Current Cycle Map provides a useful aid to route planning, for further information please click on the link below

http://www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/media/30333/cycleleaflet_swindontown.pdf

You can also find a useful interactive map at:

Interactive Cycle Map

Other useful links are:

A central stop for all local cycling information – http://www.swindonbug.co.uk

Mountain biking in Swindon – http://www.mbswindon.co.uk

Swindon Travel Choices cycling page – http://www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/cycle.aspx

Walking

There are various walking routes in the direction of Swindon and Wroughton.

For details click on:

Database of local walking routes – http://www.walk4life.info

Details of organised and independent walks – http://walkit.com

Mobility Impaired Transport

For wheelchair access and disability-friendly taxis contact:

Akcess Wheelchair Taxis: 01793 720000/831122

Connect Cabs: 01793 238444

For a door-to-door bookable bus service for users of any age with mobility impairment contact:

Dial-a-ride: 01793 616050 (after 12pm Mon-Fri).

Shopmobility offers affordable rental of wheelchairs & scooters for users with a mobility impairment to use whilst shopping in Swindon Town Centre.

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