There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury by bus, taxi 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

Bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Poole Railway Station to Blandford Hospital X8
  2. Take the bus from Blandford Hospital to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall X3

$18 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus via Salisbury, Car Park  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Car Park to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall 29 / ...

$21

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

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

You can take a bus from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury via Poole, Poole Railway Station, and Blandford Hospital in around 2 h 42 min.

Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole Railway Station to Blandford Hospital
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Blandford Hospital to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Wheelers Travel
Website
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Car Park to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bournemouth and Shaftesbury is 39 km. The road distance is 50 km.

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

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

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, Car Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Bournemouth to Shaftesbury, including transfers.