How to get from Waterloo Station to Swanage

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Recommended option

Train, line 40 bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Wareham
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station 40

$45 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus, line 50 bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Westbourne, County Gates 035 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Westbourne, County Gates to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$21 - $26

2 alternative options

Tube, bus, line 50 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the Tube from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station to Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Westbourne 205
  3. Take the line 50 bus from Westbourne, County Gates to Swanage, Bus Station 50

$44 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Swanage 129.8 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Swanage, England?

You can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Swanage via Waterloo, County Hall, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and Westbourne, County Gates in around 5 h 1 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station to Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Northport, Bere Road to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Westbourne, County Gates to Swanage, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Westbourne, County Gates
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Westbourne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterloo Station and Swanage is 163 km. The road distance is 208 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Swanage is to bus and line 50 bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Swanage is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Swanage. However, there are services departing from Waterloo, County Hall and arriving at Swanage, Bus Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Westbourne, County Gates. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Waterloo Station to Swanage, including transfers.