There are 5 ways to get from Swanage to Brighton by bus, train 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

Line 50 bus, train  •  4 h 40 min

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

$47 - $116

Cheapest option

Line 50 bus, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Sandpit Field to Bournemouth Station 50
  2. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Brighton National Express

$17 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Wareham to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton

$50 - $89

Bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Poole, Seldown Coach Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange 206
  2. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Bognor Regis, Den Avenue
  3. Take the bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer)

$41 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Swanage to Brighton 116.4 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swanage to Brighton is to line 50 bus and bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swanage to Brighton is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Swanage and Brighton is 81 miles. The road distance is 116.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Swanage to Brighton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swanage to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Swanage, Sandpit Field and arriving at Brighton via Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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

You can take a train from Swanage to Brighton via Northport, Bere Road, Wareham, and Southampton Central in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swanage to Brighton via Bournemouth Station and Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road in around 5 h 46 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Wareham to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Swanage, Sandpit Field to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Brighton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Poole, Seldown Coach Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Bognor Regis, Den Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Littlehampton, Anchor Springs to Brighton, Churchill Square (Marks and Spencer)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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