There are 5 ways to get from Bath to Swanage by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$158 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row D1
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3

$23

3 alternative options

Train, bus, line 50 bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Salisbury
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Square to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$35 - $60

Bus, line 50 bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath to Salisbury
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Square to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$25 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bath to Swanage 70.7 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bath to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from Bath and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Bournemouth Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Bath and Swanage is 56 miles. The road distance is 70.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bath to Swanage without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Bath to Swanage, including transfers.

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Bath to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bath station.

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The best way to get from Bath to Swanage is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 50 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Bath to Swanage bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Swanage, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bath to Swanage is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Bath to Swanage.

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There are 586+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bath to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 56.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Bath, England and Swanage, England?

You can take a train from Bath to Swanage via Southampton Central and Bournemouth in around 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bath to Swanage via Salisbury, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, and Bournemouth Square in around 4 h 12 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Train from Bath Spa to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bath Spa to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
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 Bath to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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