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Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road

Brunel Treatment Centre

This is on the same site as the main hospital; it has its own entrance but is also connected via a short internal corridor.

By rail

The nearest railway station is Swindon, which is located in the town centre, 6 km (3.7 miles) from the hospital.

It is a short walk from Swindon Train Station to Swindon Bus Station, from where frequent bus services run to and from the hospital (please see below).

For train timetables, please see the National Rail website.

By bus

  • Swindon's Bus Company (formerly Thamesdown Transport)'s bus numbers 1 and 1A travel between West Swindon and the hospital via Swindon town centre alternately every 10 minutes on weekdays (less often at other times).
    For more information please see the Swindon's Bus Company website:
  • Both of these services call at all of these stops:
    • Outside the main entrance to the Great Western Hospital
    • Outside the main entrance to the Brunel Treatment Centre
    • Near Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC) (across the road from the pond)
  • Swindon's Bus Company's bus number 12 travels to the hospital from Highworth via Old Town, Swindon town centre and various other parts of the town.
    For more information please see Swindon's Bus Company website: Service no. 12.
  • Other Swindon's Bus Company services connect with the hospital.
    For more information please see the Swindon's Bus Company website: Popular destinations.
  • Stagecoach services 80 and 81 (Swindon to Marlborough) stop at the hospital; They run on average once an hour during the day.
    For more information please see the Stagecoach website.
  • Connect minibus service 47 travels from Lambourn to Sainsbury's Stratton via Upper Lambourn, Ashbury, Idstone, Bishopstone, Hinton Parva, Wanborough, the hospital, New College and Swindon Bus Station.
    For full details please see the West Berkshire Council website.

Please see also the Traveline website.

By cycle

The hospital is linked to the extensive Swindon cycle path network.

You can plan your cycle route to and from the hospital (or anywhere else in the Swindon area) using the online Swindon Bike Map (

Cycle parking is available and is marked on the Great Western Hospital site map.

By road

The hospital is located to the south-east of Swindon town centre, close to Junction 15 of the M4 motorway.

Please see:

From the M4

  1. Exit at Junction 15 and follow signs towards Swindon.
  2. Take the first exit on the left into Marlborough Road (A4259).
  3. The entrance to the hospital is 300 metres on the left.

From the north

  1. On approaching Swindon, continue on the A419 south (following signs for the M4).
  2. Exit at Commonhead (the hospital is signposted from here).
  3. Take the fourth exit off the roundabout into Marlborough Road (A4259).
  4. The entrance to the hospital is 300 metres on the left.

From the town centre

  1. Leave the town centre via Fleming Way to the Magic Roundabout and travel straight across into Queens Drive (A4259), following signs for the M4.
  2. At the next roundabout (Drakes Way), take the third exit to remain on Queens Drive.
  3. Travel straight ahead at the next roundabout (Coate Water) into Marlborough Road (A4259).
  4. The entrance to the hospital is 1500 metres on the right.

Once on the hospital site, at the first roundabout, take the first exit for the Brunel Treatment Centre and the second exit for the main hospital building.


The Trust operates a Green Transport policy and we encourage visitors and staff to use alternatives to driving wherever possible.

Please see car parking for full details.

Entrances to the hospital

There are several entrances to the main hospital building and to the adjacent Brunel Treatment Centre - please see Floor plans.