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

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Train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham

$83 - $161

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Bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3  •  6h 57m

  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 Westbourne National Express / ...

$65 - $82

3 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Poole station to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$85 - $148

Bus  •  7h 29m

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

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Swanage 112.6 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Swanage is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Swanage is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 57m.

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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 6h 8m and costs £60 - £130.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m 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 6h 8m and costs £60 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 6h 57m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Swanage via Bristol Temple Meads, Southampton Central, Wareham, and Northport, Bere Road in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Swanage via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Westbourne, and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road in around 6h 57m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Wareham
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Westbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk

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