There are 4 ways to get from Bristol to Swanage by train, bus or car

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Train, line 50 bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

$61 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus, line 40 bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset National Express
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Poole, Bus Station to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$21 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row D1
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3

$25 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Swanage 83.3 miles

$17 - $26

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Poole, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Swanage is 65 miles. The road distance is 83.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Swanage without a car is to train and line 50 bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Bristol to Swanage, including transfers.

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Bristol to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Swanage bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Swanage, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Swanage is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Bristol to Swanage.

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There are 594+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 65.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

You can take a bus from Bristol to Swanage via POOLE, Dorset and Poole, Bus Station in around 4 h 41 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole, Bus Station to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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