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

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Bus, line 50 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Westbourne, County Gates 206 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Westbourne, Alumhurst Road to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$13 - $16

3 alternative options

Train, line 40 bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Wareham
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$22 - $29

Train, line 50 bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

$18 - $53

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Swanage 53.7 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Swanage is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Swanage is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Swanage is 32 miles. The road distance is 53.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Southampton to Swanage, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Swanage station. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Westbourne, Alumhurst Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Southampton, England and Swanage, England?

You can take a bus from Southampton to Swanage via Westbourne, County Gates and Westbourne, Alumhurst Road in around 2 h 3 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Wareham
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Westbourne, Alumhurst Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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