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There are 4 ways to get from Castle Combe to Swanage by train, bus 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

Train

  1. Take the train from Bradford-on-Avon to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham

Cheapest option

Bus, line 50 bus

  1. Take the bus from Bath to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Bus Station

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 40 bus

  1. Take the bus from Castle Combe, Village Centre to Chippenham, Town Bridge
  2. Take the train from Chippenham to Upwey
  3. Take the train from Upwey to Wareham
  4. Take the line 40 bus from Wareham Station to Swanage, Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Castle Combe to Swanage

Castle Combe to Swanage by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Castle Combe and Swanage is around 29h 58m and covers a distance of around 113 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 26h 28m. The fastest journey normally takes 29h 58m. Operated by Faresaver, First Great Western Service, South Western Railway and others, the Castle Combe to Swanage service departs from Castle Combe, Village Centre and arrives in Swanage, Bus Station. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 29m
Layover time:
26h 28m
Total time:
29h 58m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
29h 58m
Journey distance:
113 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:52
Last service departs at:
08:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Castle Combe to Swanage bus, walk and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Castle Combe to Swanage is to bus and line 50 bus, which costs £10 - £18 and takes 6h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Castle Combe to Swanage is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castle Combe to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from Castle Combe, The Lodge and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Bath and Bournemouth Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Castle Combe and Swanage is 63 miles. The road distance is 78.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Castle Combe to Swanage without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs £70 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from Castle Combe to Swanage, including transfers.

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Castle Combe to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bath station.

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The best way to get from Castle Combe to Swanage is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus and line 50 bus, which costs £10 - £18 and takes 6h 22m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Castle Combe to Swanage is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Castle Combe to Swanage.

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Map of how to get from Castle Combe to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 62.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between Castle Combe, England and Swanage, England?

You can take a train from Castle Combe to Swanage via Bradford-on-Avon, Southampton Central, Wareham, and Wareham Station in around 4h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Castle Combe to Swanage via Bath City Centre, Bath Abbey, Bath, and Bournemouth Station in around 6h 22m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bradford-on-Avon to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £27
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£21 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Chippenham to Upwey
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£27 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Wareham
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£18 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£31 - £36
Train from Upwey to Wareham
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £18
Bus operators
Faresaver
Phone
+44 1249 444444
Email
sales@faresaver.co.uk
Website
faresaver.co.uk
Bus from Castle Combe, Village Centre to Chippenham, Town Bridge
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
Faresaver
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Wareham Station to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
More Bus
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
More Bus
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 Bath to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express

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