There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Shaftesbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Basingstoke
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Gillingham (Dorset)

$85 - $129

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swindon
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident X5
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall 29 / ...

$35 - $39

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway to Worcester, Foregate Street Station (Railway Station) 144
  2. Take the train from Worcester Foregate Street to Salisbury

$90 - $150

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Shaftesbury 125.2 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via Swindon, Bus Station and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Shaftesbury is 103 miles. The road distance is 125.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Shaftesbury without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs £60 - £100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Birmingham to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Shaftesbury is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs £60 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £30 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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Birmingham to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, arrive at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Shaftesbury is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to drive from Birmingham to Shaftesbury.

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  • Distance: 103.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Shaftesbury, Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Shaftesbury via Basingstoke, Gillingham (Dorset), and Gillingham Station in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Shaftesbury via Swindon, Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Friends Provident, and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 7 h 4 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Worcester Foregate Street to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Swindon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
First Worcestershire
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway to Worcester, Foregate Street Station (Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
firstgroup.com

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