There are 3 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 40 bus, train  •  3 h 37 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

$33 - $53

Cheapest option

Line 50 bus, bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Swanage, Sandpit Field to Bournemouth Station 50
  2. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange 206 / ...

$14 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Swanage to Portsmouth 73.2 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth is to line 50 bus and bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swanage to Portsmouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The distance between Swanage and Portsmouth is 40 miles. The road distance is 73.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Swanage to Portsmouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swanage to Portsmouth. However, there are services departing from Swanage, Sandpit Field and arriving at Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange via Bournemouth Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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

You can take a bus from Swanage to Portsmouth via Bournemouth Station in around 3 h 42 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
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, Sandpit Field to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express

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