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There are 3 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$168 - $217

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Bus, line 50 bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road 205
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage 174.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Swanage, Sandpit Field via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Bournemouth Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Swanage is 131 miles. The road distance is 174.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £120 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs £120 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus and line 50 bus, which costs and takes 6 h 50 min.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Swanage, Sandpit Field station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage is 174 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 131.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Swanage, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, Green Park station, Waterloo station, London Waterloo, and Bournemouth in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road, and Bournemouth Station in around 6 h 50 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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