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There are 12 ways to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via London  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)

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Bus  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Ringwood National Express

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Train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury

Train via Manchester  •  13h 9m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Salisbury

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Shaftesbury 411.2 miles

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Southampton, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train, bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
  4. Take the train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
  5. Take the bus from Gillingham Station to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)

Fly Glasgow to Exeter, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Exeter (EXT) GLA - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Gillingham (Dorset)

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)

Glasgow to Shaftesbury by train, subway and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Shaftesbury is around 10h 7m and covers a distance of around 513 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 3m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 20m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), South Western Railway and others, the Glasgow to Shaftesbury service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Shaftesbury, The Town Hall. Typically 43 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 4m
Layover time:
3h 3m
Total time:
10h 7m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 20m
Journey distance:
513 miles
Services per week:
43
Cheapest price:
£202
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:28
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Shaftesbury train, subway and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Shaftesbury is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 13h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury is to fly and train which costs £95 - £230 and takes 6h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Ringwood, Meeting House Lane and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 53m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Shaftesbury is 348 miles. The road distance is 411.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury without a car is to train via London which takes 8h 26m and costs £200 - £650.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury is to train via London which takes 8h 26m and costs £200 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 13h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Glasgow to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ringwood station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 348.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Shaftesbury, Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Shaftesbury via London Euston, Euston station, Waterloo station, London Waterloo, Gillingham (Dorset), and Gillingham Station in around 8h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Shaftesbury via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Ringwood, Meeting House Lane, Salisbury, New Canal, and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 13h 53m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £400
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £480
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £480
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £90
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£23 - £50
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£23 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26
Train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £13
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £20
Train from Exeter Central to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £60
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £60
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Cardiff Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £80
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
TransPennine Express Service
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
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 Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Ringwood
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
South West Coaches
Phone
01935 475 872
Email
info@southwestcoaches.co.uk
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham Station to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
South West Coaches

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Shaftesbury is 411 miles. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Glasgow to Shaftesbury.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Southampton Airport.

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