There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Swanage by train, taxi, bus 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.

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Train, taxi  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  2. Take a taxi from Bournemouth to Swanage

$122 - $188

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Bus, line 50 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field 50

$13 - $16

3 alternative options

Train, line 50 bus  •  2 h 17 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 - $54

Train, line 40 bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Poole Railway Station to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$23 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Swanage 53.7 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Swanage, Sandpit Field via Bournemouth Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 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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The best way to get from Southampton to Swanage without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Southampton to Swanage, including transfers.

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Southampton to Swanage bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Swanage bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Swanage, Sandpit Field station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Swanage is 54 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Southampton to Swanage.

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There are 586+ hotels available in Swanage. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Swanage.
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  • Distance: 31.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Southampton to Swanage via Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and Bournemouth Station in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Poole
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Station to Swanage, Sandpit Field
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole Railway Station to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bournemouth to Swanage
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Bournemouth Streamline Warrens Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 555511
Website
streamlinewarrenstaxis.co.uk
United Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 556677
Website
556677.com

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