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There are 5 ways to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)

$31 - $86

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Bus via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall 29 / ...

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Poole, Bus Station M1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Poole, Bus Station to Blandford, Crown Hotel X8
  3. Take the bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall X3

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury 31.5 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury 31.5 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Square and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Shaftesbury is 24 miles. The road distance is 31.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury without a car is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £23 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by More Bus, depart from Bournemouth Square station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs £23 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 37 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Shaftesbury is 32 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury via Southampton Central, Salisbury, Gillingham (Dorset), and Gillingham Station in around 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Poole, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole, Bus Station to Blandford, Crown Hotel
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Yellow Buses
Phone
01202 636110
Email
wecanhelp@yellowbuses.co.uk
Website
bybus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Poole, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
bybus.co.uk
South West Coaches
Phone
01935 475 872
Email
info@southwestcoaches.co.uk
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Blandford, Crown Hotel to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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