There are 3 ways to get from Poole to Shaftesbury by bus, taxi 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

Bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. X8
  2. X3

$12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. 26.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  41 min

  1. 26.9 miles

$5 - $9

What companies run services between Poole, England and Shaftesbury, Dorset, England?

You can take a bus from Poole to Shaftesbury via Blandford Hospital in around 2 h 13 min.

Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole Railway Station to Blandford Hospital
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Blandford Hospital to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Poole to Shaftesbury
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Bournemouth Streamline Warrens Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 555511
Website
streamlinewarrenstaxis.co.uk
United Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 556677
Website
556677.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Poole and Shaftesbury is 36 km. The road distance is 43 km.

The cheapest way to get from Poole to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Poole to Shaftesbury is to taxi which takes 41 min and costs £85 - £110.

No, there is no direct bus from Poole to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Poole Railway Station and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via Blandford Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Poole to Shaftesbury, including transfers.