There are 4 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$70 - $99

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Westbourne National Express / ...

$50 - $69

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 50 bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth
  4. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

$85 - $127

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

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

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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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 Underground Station, Warren Street Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, London Waterloo, Wareham, and Northport, Bere Road in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Swanage via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Westbourne, and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road in around 5 h 55 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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
CrossCountry
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Westbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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