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There are 5 ways to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury by train, bus or car

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Train via Clapham Junction  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Gillingham (Dorset)

$52 - $83

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Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Gillingham to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$25 - $35

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)

$49 - $86

Bus, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station 719 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central

$60 - $90

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury 146.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is to bus which costs £18 - £27 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Gillingham and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via London Victoria Coach Station, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford, Crown Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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The distance between Gillingham (Station) and Shaftesbury is 123 miles. The road distance is 146.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gillingham station.

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The best way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £27 and takes 8h 20m.

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Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at POOLE, Dorset station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury.

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Map of how to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 122.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Gillingham (Station), Medway, England and Shaftesbury, Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury via Rainham, The Green Lion, Rainham (Kent), London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Gillingham (Dorset), and Gillingham Station in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury via London Victoria Coach Station, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, and Blandford, Crown Hotel in around 8h 20m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Rainham (Kent) to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rainham (Kent) to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gillingham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk

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There are 295+ hotels available in Shaftesbury. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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