There are 4 ways to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Gillingham (Dorset)

$60 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Restaurant) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ringwood
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall 29 / ...

$36 - $43

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre to Canary Wharf, Canada Square South 719 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)

$51 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury 146.8 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Restaurant) and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via London Victoria Coach Station, Ringwood, Meeting House Lane and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 48 min.

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The distance between Gillingham (Station) and Shaftesbury is 123 miles. The road distance is 146.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury without a car is to train which takes 5 h 18 min and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Restaurant) station.

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The best way to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury is to train which takes 5 h 18 min and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £35 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 122.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Gillingham (Station), Medway, England and Shaftesbury, Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury via Rainham, The Green Lion (C of E Church), Rainham (Kent), London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Gillingham (Dorset), and Gillingham Station in around 5 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gillingham (Station) to Shaftesbury via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria Coach Station, Ringwood, Ringwood, Meeting House Lane, and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 7 h 48 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre to Canary Wharf, Canada Square South
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
thekingsferry.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 Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Restaurant) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ringwood
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk

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