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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
  3. Take the bus from Gillingham Station to Ivy Cross, John Shoobridge Court X2

$25 - $44

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Bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall 29 / ...

$20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southampton to Shaftesbury 44.3 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Shaftesbury 44.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Shaftesbury is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Shaftesbury is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Shaftesbury. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay and arriving at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Shaftesbury is 35 miles. The road distance is 44.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Shaftesbury without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £18 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Southampton to Shaftesbury, including transfers.

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Southampton to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, depart from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay station.

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Southampton to Shaftesbury bus services, operated by Salisbury Reds, arrive at Shaftesbury, The Town Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Shaftesbury is 44 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Southampton to Shaftesbury.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Shaftesbury. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Southampton to Shaftesbury via Salisbury, Endless Street and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 3 h 31 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham Station to Ivy Cross, John Shoobridge Court
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southampton to Shaftesbury
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net

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