There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham 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  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth

$200 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station 51
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X5
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3

$37 - $38

3 alternative options

Train, line 50 bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa 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

$83 - $174

Bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$67 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Swanage 112.6 miles

$24 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Swanage, Sandpit Field via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Bournemouth Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Swanage is 90 miles. The road distance is 112.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Swanage without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Cheltenham to Swanage, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Swanage is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Cheltenham to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Swanage is 113 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Cheltenham to Swanage.

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There are 586+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Swanage via Swindon, Reading, and Bournemouth in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Swanage via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road, and Bournemouth Station in around 6 h 54 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Reading to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Swindon to Reading
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk

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