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

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Train, bus  •  2h 30m

  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

£23 - £49

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 33m

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

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southampton to Shaftesbury 44.3 miles

£90 - £110

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Shaftesbury 44.3 miles

£7 - £11

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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 £90 - £110 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 3h 33m.

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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 2h 30m and costs £22 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m 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 394+ hotels available in Shaftesbury. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Shaftesbury.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Southampton to Shaftesbury via Salisbury, New Canal and Salisbury, Blue Boar Row in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £25
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 Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
38 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 Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £13
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £20
Bus operators
South West Coaches
Phone
01935 475 872
Email
info@southwestcoaches.co.uk
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham Station to Ivy Cross, John Shoobridge Court
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
South West Coaches
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, New Canal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Salisbury Reds
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Salisbury Reds
Other operators
Taxi from Southampton to Shaftesbury
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
£90 - £110
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net
Southampton Taxi Service
Phone
+44 7424 525 088
Website
southamptontaxiservices.com
My Chauffeur Hampshire
Phone
+44 74 000 11786
Website
mychauffeurhampshire.com
Door 2 Door Cars
Phone
+44 2380 39 39 39
Website
door2doorcars.com
ATS Taxi Southampton
Phone
+44 23 8022 2222
Aero Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8001 0203
Website
aerotaxis-southampton.co.uk

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