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There are 10 ways to get from Scotland to Swanage by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Wareham

£206 - £345

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Bus  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Westbourne National Express / ...

£40 - £109

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Train via Birmingham  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth

£153 - £296

Bus, train  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth

£91 - £146

Drive  •  7h 47m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Swanage 447.4 miles

£70 - £110

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Wareham

£57 - £186

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Wareham

£58 - £183

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham

£72 - £181

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham

£73 - £194

Fly Inverness to Bristol, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Bristol (BRS) INV - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham

£75 - £293

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Swanage is to fly and train which costs £55 - £190 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Swanage is to fly and train which costs £55 - £190 and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Swanage, Mowlem Court via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 42m.

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The distance between Scotland and Swanage is 438 miles. The road distance is 447.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Swanage without a car is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs £200 - £350.

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It takes approximately 8h 49m to get from Scotland to Swanage, including transfers.

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Scotland to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Swanage is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs £200 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £110 and takes 12h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Scotland to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Westbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 438.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 49m

What companies run services between Scotland and Swanage, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Swanage via London Euston, Euston station, Waterloo station, London Waterloo, Wareham, and Northport, Bere Road in around 8h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Swanage via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Westbourne, and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road in around 12h 42m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£170 - £270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£110 - £160
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £270
Train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£130 - £200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£80 - £120
Anytime Day Single
£130 - £200
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Wareham
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£23 - £35
Anytime fare
£40 - £65
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Wareham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £25
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£12 - £18
Anytime fare
£17 - £25
Train from Southampton Central to Wareham
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £23
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Advance fare
£11 - £17
Anytime fare
£16 - £23
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Single
£90 - £140
Off-Peak Single
£95 - £140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Single
£60 - £90
Off-Peak Single
£55 - £85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £27
Advanced Single
£19 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £60
Bus operators
National Express

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £80
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Westbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £24
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National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£27 - £55
Website
Megabus UK

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Yes, the driving distance between Scotland to Swanage is 447 miles. It takes approximately 7h 47m to drive from Scotland to Swanage.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 781+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at £65 per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs £1 - £6.

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