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There are 3 ways to get from Swanage to Brighton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$149 - $238

Cheapest option

Line 50 bus, bus  •  5 h 36 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

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Swanage to Brighton 116.4 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Swanage to Brighton is to line 50 bus and bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5 h 36 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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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 36 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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The best way to get from Swanage to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Swanage to Brighton, including transfers.

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Swanage to Brighton bus services, operated by More Bus, depart from Swanage, Sandpit Field station.

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The best way to get from Swanage to Brighton is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs £110 - £190. Alternatively, you can line 50 bus and bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Swanage to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swanage to Brighton is 116 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Swanage to Brighton.

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  • Distance: 81.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Swanage to Brighton via Bournemouth and Southampton Central in around 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swanage to Brighton via Bournemouth Station and Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road in around 5 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
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 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Brighton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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