There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Swanage by train, bus or car

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Train, line 50 bus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Westbourne, Alumhurst Road to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$57 - $82

2 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  3 h 16 min

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

$59 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Swanage 97.3 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Swanage is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Swanage is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Reading and Swanage is 73 miles. The road distance is 97.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Reading to Swanage, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 73 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

There is no direct connection from Reading to Swanage. However, you can take the train to Bournemouth, take the walk to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road, take the bus to Westbourne, take the walk to Westbourne, Alumhurst Road, then take the line 50 bus to Swanage, Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Reading to Swanage via Bournemouth, Wareham, and Northport, Bere Road in around 3 h 16 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Westbourne, Alumhurst Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
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

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