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, bus, line 50 bus  •  3 h 55 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

$34 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus First, line 50 bus  •  5 h 26 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
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Square to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$22 - $23

3 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$56 - $93

Bus, line 50 bus via Salisbury  •  4 h 14 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

$24 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bath to Swanage 70.7 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bath to Swanage is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Swanage is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 37 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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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Bath to Swanage, including transfers.

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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 14 min.

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

You can take a bus from Bath to Swanage via Salisbury, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, and Bournemouth Square in around 4 h 14 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
Train from Southampton Central to Wareham
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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