Travelling around Dorset
Once you know how to get to Dorset, travel around Dorset by public transport. Sit back, enjoy the view and let someone else do the driving!
It's really easy to travel in Dorset by bus. Visit the Traveline South West website to help plan your car free trip around Dorset. The Jurassic Coast Bus Service is ideal for walkers who want to walk a section of the coast path, as you have the option of travelling out or back by bus. The Dorset Attractions and Rural Tour (DART) service picks up throughout Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch providing a direct service to the most popular local visitor attractions. Further information on public transport in Dorset can be found on the Dorset For You website.
Park and Ride
Take the hassle out of your trip by using a park and ride service.
Dorchester Park and Ride operates weekdays costing £1 per day. Park at Dorchester Football Stadium and be collected from Dorchester Library at the top of town.
The brand new Mount Pleasant Park and Ride site in Weymouth runs services into both Weymouth Town Centre and Dorchester. The costs range from £1.50 in low season to £3.50 in peak season.
There are several train stations in Dorset including Christchurch, Dorchester, Sherborne, Wareham and Weymouth as well as several local stations. Visit the National Rail website for more information. Swanage Railway journeys through the most scenic Dorset countryside travelling to Corfe Castle.
Taxis are available from train stations and airports as well as towns and villages.
Walking and Cycling in Dorset
Discover Dorset's spectacular coast and countryside by using cycle networks or Dorset walking trails whilst you are here. There are a mixture of long and short distance routes, waymarked and circular trails and guided walks available.
Car Free Days in Purbeck
Purbeck, its wildlife and beauty can be enjoyed much more with less traffic on the roads and there are so many travel options available that you do not need a car to explore the area.
> Out of Car Experiences in South Purbeck (covers Wareham (travelling south), Corfe Castle, Swanage, West Lulworth and Worth Matravers)
> Out of Car Experiences in North Purbeck (covers Wareham (travelling north), Bere Regis and Lytchett Minster)