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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 21 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

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, New Canal X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Car Park 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 - $230

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Shaftesbury 44.3 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and Shaftesbury is 57 km. The road distance is 71 km.

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

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

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, Car Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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

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, Car Park in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Salisbury to Gillingham (Dorset)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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, New Canal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Wheelers Travel
Website
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Car Park to Shaftesbury, The Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southampton to Shaftesbury
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
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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