Travelling To Swanage

By train and bus – to Wareham

The nearest National Rail station is at Wareham. The service is operated by South West Trains with regular trains from London and Weymouth. Details of the timetable and fares can be found on their website https://www.southwesternrailway.com. The Purbeck Breezer bus number 40 runs from Poole to Swanage and connects with the mainline railway at Wareham and Poole. The bus station is in the centre of Swanage and shown on the map.

By bus and train – to Bournemouth

From Bournemouth railway station there is a regular bus service, the award winning open top Purbeck Breezer number 50 which travels to the centre of Swanage via the chain ferry at Sandbanks. The bus station is in the centre of Swanage and shown on the map.

You can view the latest bus timetables on the morebus website.

By car

If you are travelling by car to Swanage, you may like to take advantage of the car park at Norden (just outside Corfe Castle) and travel into Swanage on the heritage steam train. Please check their web site https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk for details of the train timetable and fares. 

The largest car park in Swanage is the main beach car park (postcode BH19 1AP), operated by Swanage Town Council. Car parks are shown on the map below

Road closures and no parking during the festival 

  • Waldron Road – lower part from 00.01 on Friday until midnight on Sunday
  • Lower High Street – Saturday 8.00 – 17.00 hours
  • Shore Road -Saturday 8.00 – 17.00 hours

By coach

Swanage is also served by National Express from Victoria Coach Station in London. Please note that there is only one coach each day that arrives in Swanage in the evening and leaving for London in the morning. Please check the National Express website for more information.

Cycling to the festival

It’s a great idea. The difficulty comes with storing your bike while you enjoy the concerts. There is not anywhere secure on the field to keep your bike and you can’t take it into any of the marquees. There may be somewhere out of the way at the back of the field but there is nowhere to secure it, and it would need to be out of everybody’s way, especially considering fire exits etc. It might be better chained to the railing on sea front.

Car parks are shown in blue, the bus and train station is also shown on this map.

Using the map

You can move the map around to suit where you are, enlarge (or shrink) it to get more detail. 

If you click on the square in the top right hand corner of the map you it will expand to a whole page and you can print the parts you want.