There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Swanage by train, bus 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

Train, line 50 bus  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

$57 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus, line 50 bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures X25
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Westbourne 205
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Westbourne, County Gates to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$47 - $57

2 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$63 - $92

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Swanage 97.3 miles

$20 - $30

What companies run services between Reading, England and Swanage, England?

You can take a bus from Reading to Swanage via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Airport London, Westbourne, and Westbourne, County Gates in around 5 h 25 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
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, County Gates to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Swanage is 117 km. The road distance is 156 km.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Swanage is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Reading to Swanage is to drive which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £15 - £22.

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London and Westbourne, County Gates. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Reading to Swanage, including transfers.