There are 4 ways to get from Swanage to Portsmouth 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, bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Westbourne Arcade 50
  2. Take the bus from Westbourne, County Gates to Fareham, Bus Station 206

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Line 40 bus, train  •  3 h 36 min

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

$36 - $58

Line 40 bus, bus  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 40 bus from Swanage, Police Station to Poole, Bus Station 40
  2. Take the bus from Poole, Seldown Coach Station to Portsmouth, The Hard 206

$18 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Swanage to Portsmouth 73.2 miles

$15 - $23

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

You can take a bus from Swanage to Portsmouth via Westbourne Arcade, Westbourne, County Gates, and Fareham, Bus Station in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Westbourne Arcade
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Swanage, Bus Station to Northport, Bere Road
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Swanage, Police Station to Poole, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Westbourne, County Gates to Fareham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Poole, Seldown Coach Station to Portsmouth, The Hard
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Swanage to Portsmouth?

The distance between Swanage and Portsmouth is 65 km. The road distance is 117 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth?

The cheapest way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 22 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth?

The quickest way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth is to drive which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £11 - £17.

Is there a direct bus between Swanage and Portsmouth?

No, there is no direct bus from Swanage to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Swanage, Bus Station and arriving at Portsmouth, Victoria Park via Westbourne, County Gates and Fareham, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Swanage to Portsmouth?

It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Swanage to Portsmouth, including transfers.