There are 5 ways to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Blandford, Market Place X3
  2. Take the bus from Blandford, Market Place to Poole Railway Station X8

$17 - $20

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Bus via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco 29 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3

$20

Bus, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station X2
  2. Take the train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
  4. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$36 - $93

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth 32.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth 32.3 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall and arriving at Bournemouth Square via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Shaftesbury and Bournemouth is 24 miles. The road distance is 32.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Shaftesbury to Bournemouth bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, depart from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall station.

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Shaftesbury to Bournemouth bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Bournemouth Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shaftesbury to Bournemouth is 32 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth.

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There are 781+ hotels available in Bournemouth. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth via Blandford, Market Place, Poole Railway Station, and Poole in around 2 h 21 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Blandford, Market Place
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Blandford, Market Place to Poole Railway Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
City Cabs
Phone
+44 1722 505055
Website
citycabssalisbury.co.uk
On Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 509090
Website
on-linetaxis.com
AA Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 505011
Website
aa-taxis.com

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