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There are 4 ways to get from Salisbury to Poole by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole

£26 - £52

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Bus  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth, Westover Road X3
  2. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Poole, The George 16 / ...

£9 - £13

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Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Salisbury to Poole 33.4 miles

£70 - £85

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Salisbury to Poole 33.4 miles

£5 - £8

Salisbury to Poole by train

The train journey time between Salisbury and Poole is around 1h 45m and covers a distance of around 59 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 25m. Services are operated by Great Western Railway and South Western Railway. Typically 187 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salisbury to Poole train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Salisbury to Poole is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 45 min.

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The fastest way to get from Salisbury to Poole is to taxi which takes 45 min and costs £70 - £85.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salisbury to Poole. However, there are services departing from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and arriving at Poole, The George via Bournemouth Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salisbury to Poole. However, there are services departing from Salisbury and arriving at Poole via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between Salisbury and Poole is 26 miles. The road distance is 33.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Salisbury to Poole without a car is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs £25 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 41m to get from Salisbury to Poole, including transfers.

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Salisbury to Poole bus services, operated by More Bus, depart from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row station.

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Salisbury to Poole train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Salisbury station.

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The best way to get from Salisbury to Poole is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs £25 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £14 and takes 1h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Salisbury to Poole.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Duration: 1h 41m

What companies run services between Salisbury, England and Poole, England?

You can take a train from Salisbury to Poole via Southampton Central in around 1h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salisbury to Poole via Bournemouth, Westover Road and Bournemouth Square in around 1h 52m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£10 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £22
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £22
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £30
Bus operators
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth, Westover Road
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
More Bus
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Poole, The George
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
More Bus
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Poole, The George
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Salisbury Reds
Other operators
Taxi from Salisbury to Poole
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£70 - £85
Triple 4 Triple 4 Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 444 444
Website
triple4triple4taxis.co.uk
Salisbury Red Taxi
Phone
+44 7764 723 203
Website
salisburyredtaxi.co.uk
On Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 509 090
Website
onlinecitycabs.co.uk
All The Sevens Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 777 777
Website
allthesevens.co.uk
AA Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 505 011
Website
aa-taxis.com

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Salisbury to Poole bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Poole, The George station.

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Salisbury to Poole train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Poole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salisbury to Poole is 33 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Salisbury to Poole.

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