There are 4 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Temple Meads A1
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
  4. Take the bus from Gillingham Station to Ivy Cross, John Shoobridge Court X2

$44 - $87

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Bus via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street A4
  2. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row D1
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall 29 / ...

$22 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street A4
  2. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Frome, Market Place D2 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Frome, Car Park to Gillingham Station 80

$23 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury 52.3 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via Bath City Centre, Bus Station, Frome, Car Park and Gillingham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Shaftesbury is 35 miles. The road distance is 52.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £30 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by Bath Bus Company, depart from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal station.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by Frome Minibuses, arrive at Gillingham Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 34.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Shaftesbury, Dorset, England?

You can take a bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Shaftesbury via Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street, Bath City Centre, Bus Station, Frome, Market Place, Frome, Car Park, and Gillingham Station in around 5 h 8 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Website
First
Bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Frome, Market Place
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
First
Bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
First
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham Station to Ivy Cross, John Shoobridge Court
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bath Bus Company
Phone
+44 (0)1225 444102
Website
bathbuscompany.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bathbuscompany.com
Air Decker
Website
airdecker.com
Bus from Bristol Airport to Bath
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
airdecker.com
Faresaver
Website
faresaver.co.uk
Bus from Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street to Frome, Market Place
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
faresaver.co.uk
Frome Minibuses
Website
s101282612.websitehome.co.uk
Bus from Frome, Car Park to Gillingham Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
s101282612.websitehome.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 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk

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