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There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Dorchester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South

$11 - $18

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth University to Dorchester National Express / ...

$6 - $10

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bournemouth to Dorchester 28.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Dorchester 28.7 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Dorchester is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Dorchester is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth University and arriving at Dorchester. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Dorchester South. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Dorchester is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Dorchester without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs £8 - £14.

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The train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South takes 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bournemouth to Dorchester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bournemouth University station.

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Bournemouth to Dorchester train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Dorchester is to train which takes 43 min and costs £8 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 45 min.

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  • Distance: 24.4 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Dorchester, Dorset, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Bournemouth to Dorchester hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Dorchester once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
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 Bournemouth University to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bournemouth to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Bournemouth Streamline Warrens Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 555511
Website
streamlinewarrenstaxis.co.uk
United Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 556677
Website
556677.com

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Bournemouth to Dorchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dorchester station.

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Bournemouth to Dorchester train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Dorchester South station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Dorchester is 29 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Bournemouth to Dorchester.

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