A great way to take in the quaint and charming beauty of Purbeck and its surrounding area is by hopping on the Purbeck Breezer bus. Aboard these buses, you’ll get the opportunity to see heathlands, lovely villages, steam trains, castles perched on high hills, white chalk cliffs, and England’s only natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast. The Purbeck Breezer busses are one of the perfect ways to get around Dorset, offering the sun, the sea, sand, and… a relaxing bus ride. You can get views of the glorious chalk cliffs, the heathlands that stretch on forever, postcard styled villages, and wonderful seaside resorts.
Some of the landmarks that the Purbeck Breezer will take you to are Poole Harbour, Swanage Bay, the majestic Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Meymoth, and Old Harry rocks amongst others. The company operates all year routes including Breezer 40 that travels from Poole to Swanage via Poole Harbour, Upton Country Park, Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham, Crofe Castle, and Langton Matravers. Route 50 bus will take you to some of the most popular beaches in England at Bournemouth, Sandbanks, and Studland. This route is also great for those who would like to walk along the cliff tops without having to walk back as you would be able to hop onto another bus. The Breezer 60 Open Top bus follows a circular journey to Rockley Park, Lower Hamworthy, Poole Quay, Poole, Lilliput, and Sandbanks.
The open-top service is not guaranteed due to unpredictable weather changes, however, all views and visits can be enjoyed from the inside of the bus too.
The Purbeck Breezer routes are part of the MoreBus network and the tickets can be used interchangeably. You can either purchase a single or return ticket and you can also opt to purchase a Dayrider ticket which will enable you to hop on and off the buses all day long. Bus fare-paying customers or those who hold a bus pass (including ENCTS) can take up to two children under the age of seven for free. A 70-minute return trip from Poole to Swanage and back will cost you £8.50 on the Purbeck Breezer.
If you’d like to take in all the wonderful scenery of this area, but you do not have much time, a day trip on the Purbeck Breezer could be a great way to sight-see all the great location this area has to offer and enjoy the sunshine from the upper deck, if the weather permits it!
Purbeck Breezer Bus Routes
There are 5 main Breezer Bus routes, we have outlined their main stops and running times below.
Breezer 30: Swanage to Dorchester via Wareham, Wool, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, and Weymouth. This bus only runs during the summer periods.
Breezer 40: This bus stops at Swanage Bus Station, Langton Matravers (Capston Field), Kinston (Scott Arms), Corfe Castle (East Street), Stoborough Green, Wareham (Red Lion), Wareham Rail Station, Northmoor Way (Sherford Drive), Holton Heath (Sandford Holiday Park), Organford (Farmer Palmers), South Lytchett Manor, Upton Crossroads (Poole Road), Poole Bus Station. This route runs all year round.
Breezer 50: This bus stops at Studland Village (Beach Road), Swanage Bus Station, Bournemouth Rail Station, Bournemouth Square, Westbourne (Alumhurst Road), Canford Cliffs Parade, Sandbanks Ferry. This route runs all year round.
Breezer 60: This bus stops at Poole Bus Station, Park Gates (Parkstone Road), Pottery Road (Sandbanks Road), Lilliput Square, Compton Acres (Gardens,), Canford Cliffs Parade, Sandbanks Ferry. This route runs all year round.
Breezer 70: Bournemouth to Poole, via Alum Chine and Canford Cliffs. Runs during school summer holidays.
Buying a Purbeck Breezer Ticket
The Purbeck Breezer routes are part of the Morebus network and so the tickets can be used and interchanged between those services. The network is split into zones with Zone A including most of Poole, Bournemouth, Sandbanks, and Christchurch. Zone ABC covers all of Swanage, Wareham, Studland, Weymouth, and further on.
For the purpose of the table below, we are only looking at the costs when paying as you get on the bus, prices with the Clickit2ride app ar either identical or slightly cheaper.
The busses currently accept cash, contactless credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay, theKey, and Clickit2ride mobile app payments on all busses and routes.