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There are 3 ways to get from Exeter to Swanage by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 40 bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to POOLE, Dorset National Express
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Poole, Bus Station to Swanage, Bus Station 40 / ...

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Axminster
  2. Take the bus from Axminster, Rail Station to Dorchester, South Station X51

$22 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Swanage 85.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Swanage is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Swanage is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Poole, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Swanage is 70 miles. The road distance is 85.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Swanage without a car is to bus and line 40 bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Exeter to Swanage, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Swanage is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Exeter to Swanage.

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There are 605+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 69.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Exeter to Swanage via POOLE, Dorset and Poole, Bus Station in around 5 h 18 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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 Exeter to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole, Bus Station to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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