There are 3 ways to get from London to Dorset by train, bus or car
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Train • 2h 44m
£81 - £140
Bus • 4h 35m
£7 - £10
1 alternative option
Drive • 2h 12m
£21 - £35
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from London to Dorset is to bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 35m.
The quickest way to get from London to Dorset is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 12m.
No, there is no direct bus from London station to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.
The distance between London and Dorset is 110 miles. The road distance is 124 miles.
The best way to get from London to Dorset without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs £80 - £140.
It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from London to Dorset, including transfers.
London to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station.
The best way to get from London to Dorset is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs £80 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4h 35m.
London to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dorchester, South Station.
Yes, the driving distance between London to Dorset is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from London to Dorset.
What companies run services between London, England and Dorset, England?
South Western Railway operates a train from London Waterloo to Moreton (Dorset) hourly. Tickets cost £55 - £120 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dorchester, South Station once a week. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 20m.
Train from London Waterloo to Moreton (Dorset)
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 35m
- Estimated price
- £55 - £120
- Schedules at
- Anytime Day
- £55 - £75
- Anytime Day 1st Class
- £95 - £120
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.
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dorchester, South Station
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 20m
- Once a week
- Estimated price
- £7 - £10
- National Express
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