There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Swanage by bus, train 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 National Express  •  3 h 57 min

  1. National Express

$17 - $21

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 26 min

$65 - $106

Bus via Salisbury, Car Park  •  7 h 15 min

  1. D1
  2. X3

$25 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. 83.3 miles

$17 - $26

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Swanage, England?

National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Swanage once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Swanage via Southampton Central, Wareham, and Northport, Bere Road in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Bus operators
More Bus
Bus from Salisbury, Car Park to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Estimated price
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bristol and Swanage is 104 km. The road distance is 133 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Swanage is to bus which costs £12 - £16 and takes 3 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Swanage is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs £13 - £20.

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Swanage, Police Station via Wareham, Post Office. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Bristol to Swanage, including transfers.