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 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 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

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.

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