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There are 4 ways to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage by ferry, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Ferry, train, line 40 bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the ferry from East Cowes to Southampton
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station 40

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington
  2. Drive from Lymington to Swanage

$23 - $32

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus, line 50 bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from East Cowes to Southampton
  2. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road 206 / ...
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

Car ferry, bus, line 50 bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington
  2. Take the bus from Lymington, Station Street to Bournemouth, Westover Road X1 / ...
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth, Westover Road to Swanage, Bus Station 50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage is to car ferry and drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage is to car ferry and drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Isle of Wight and Swanage is 28 miles.

The best way to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage without a car is to ferry and train and line 40 bus which takes 4 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage, including transfers.

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There are 596+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 27.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Isle of Wight, England and Swanage, England?

There is no direct connection from Isle of Wight to Swanage. However, you can take the line 5 bus to East Cowes, opp Well Road, take the walk to East Cowes, take the ferry to Southampton, take the walk to Town Quay, Red Funnel Terminal, take the bus to Southampton City Centre, Central Station, take the walk to Southampton Central, take the train to Wareham, take the walk to Northport, Bere Road, then take the line 40 bus to Swanage, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Isle of Wight to Swanage via East Cowes, opp Well Road, East Cowes, Southampton, Town Quay, Red Funnel Terminal, Southampton City Centre, Central Station, Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade, Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road, and Bournemouth Station in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Lymington, Station Street to Bournemouth, Westover Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth, Westover Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Red Funnel
Phone
+44 2380 019192
Email
post@redfunnel.co.uk
Website
redfunnel.co.uk
Ferry from East Cowes to Southampton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
redfunnel.co.uk
Wightlink
Phone
0333 999 7333
Website
wightlink.co.uk
Car ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

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