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There are 5 ways to get from Cambridge to Swanage by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Wareham

$64 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Swanage National Express / ...

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Poole
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Poole station to Swanage, Bus Station 40

Bus, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5
  2. Take the train from Oxford to Bournemouth

$81 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Swanage 178.5 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Swanage is to bus which costs £16 - £24 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Swanage is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Swanage via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Cambridge and Swanage is 143 miles. The road distance is 178.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Swanage without a car is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs £45 - £80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Cambridge to Swanage, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Swanage is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs £45 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 7 h.

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Cambridge to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swanage station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Swanage is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Cambridge to Swanage.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Swanage via London Bridge, London Bridge station, Waterloo station, London Waterloo, Wareham, and Northport, Bere Road in around 5 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Swanage via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Wareham
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Poole
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole station to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Cambridge Parkside to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Swanage
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford

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