There are two main Purbeck Breezer bus routes serving Swanage – from Poole and from Bournemouth.
There is also a seasonal (summer) bus running to and from Weymouth.
No. 50 Swanage – Bournemouth
Travel in style to and from Bournemouth on an opentop bus.
The No. 50 Purbeck Breezer goes from Swanage Station; down Shore Road, with stunning views across Swanage Bay; around the edge of the Purbeck Hills; through Studland and across the Sandbanks Ferry to Bournemouth.
Note that the open-top element is weather-dependent.
Journey time: around an hour
Check the Bournemouth to Swanage bus timetable on the MoreBus website: www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/50
No. 40 Swanage – Poole
The No. 40 bus is a direct route to and from Poole bus station and Swanage bus station, with stops in many interesting towns and villages along the way in Purbeck, including Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers, Kingston, Corfe Castle and Wareham.
Journey time: 1 hour 15 mins
Check the Poole to Swanage bus timetable: www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/40
No. 30 Swanage – Weymouth
Running during summer months only, the No.30 route is a convenient way to explore parts of the Jurassic Coast further afield.
Notable stops on this route include
- Corfe Castle (also via the No.40) – Iconic castle ruin in a charming village
- Wareham (also via the No.40) – Saxon-walled town
- Lulworth Cove – Picturesque cove and pretty villages
- Durdle Door – Dramatic natural limestone arch
- Dorchester – Historic market town in West Dorset
Journey time: Around 1 hour 40 mins
(Note that there is also a train that runs to Weymouth from Wareham station all year round; journey time around 30 minutes.)