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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, train, line 40 bus  •  4 h 7 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

$37 - $56

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 4 min

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

$22 - $32

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus, line 50 bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the ferry from East Cowes to Southampton
  2. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Westbourne, County Gates 206 / ...
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Westbourne, Alumhurst Road to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$29 - $43

Car ferry, bus, line 50 bus  •  5 h 52 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

$32 - $39

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Isle of Wight to Swanage, including transfers.

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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 7 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 Jet 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 Jet Terminal, Southampton City Centre, WestQuay, Southampton City Centre, Coach Station, Westbourne, County Gates, and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road in around 4 h 11 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
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Westbourne, Alumhurst Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Lymington, Station Street to Bournemouth, Westover Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth, Westover Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express
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 - $21
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
$10 - $14
Schedules at
wightlink.co.uk

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