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There are 4 ways to get from Ashford to Poole by train, bus or car

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Train via London Waterloo East  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Poole

$63 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 10m

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

$39 - $51

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Hampden Park (Sussex)
  2. Take the train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Brighton
  3. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central
  4. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole

$82 - $140

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Ashford to Poole 161 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Poole is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Poole is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ashford to Poole. However, there are services departing from Ashford, Kent and arriving at POOLE, Dorset via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Poole. However, there are services departing from Ashford International and arriving at Poole via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Ashford and Poole is 129 miles. The road distance is 161 miles.

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The best way to get from Ashford to Poole without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Ashford to Poole, including transfers.

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Ashford to Poole bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ashford, Kent station.

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Ashford to Poole train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Ashford International station.

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The best way to get from Ashford to Poole is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £40 and takes 6h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Ashford to Poole.
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  • Distance: 128.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Ashford, England and Poole, England?

You can take a train from Ashford to Poole via London Waterloo East and London Waterloo in around 3h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ashford to Poole via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6h 10m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Ashford International to Hampden Park (Sussex)
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Hampden Park (Sussex) to Brighton
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Ashford, Kent to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
National Express

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Ashford to Poole bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at POOLE, Dorset station.

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Ashford to Poole train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Poole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ashford to Poole is 161 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Ashford to Poole.

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