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There are 4 ways to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3h

  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

$8 - $12

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Bus, train  •  3h 18m

  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

$31 - $89

Taxi  •  50m

  1. Take a taxi from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth 32.3 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth 32.3 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 50m.

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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 3h.

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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 3h and costs £6 - £9.

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It takes approximately 3h 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 50m to drive from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth.

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There are 837+ hotels available in Bournemouth. Prices start at $64 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: 3h

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

You can take a bus from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth via Salisbury, Tesco and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 3h.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Gillingham (Dorset) to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29m
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
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Salisbury, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
South West Coaches
Phone
01935 475 872
Email
info@southwestcoaches.co.uk
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shaftesbury, The Town Hall to Gillingham Station
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Shaftesbury to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
$190 - $230
On Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 509090
Website
on-linetaxis.com
City Cabs
Phone
+44 1722 505055
Website
citycabssalisbury.co.uk
AA Taxis
Phone
+44 1722 505011
Website
aa-taxis.com

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