Travel Information

There are a variety of ways to access and get around the Jurassic Coast. For planning your journey by public transport, please go to or call 0871 200 2233. Here you will be able to find information on public transport across the UK.

Jurassic Coast Travel Information

The X53 Jurassic Coaster bus
The X53 Jurassic Coaster bus. Photo: Copyright First Group

By Bus

The X53 and X51 Jurassic Coaster bus services are one of the great ways to explore the Jurassic Coast. The X53 runs from Poole to Exeter and stops at a number of towns and villages along the coast. Find out more about the X53 and X51 Jurassic Coaster buses.

By Rail

The are three main railway lines that connect the Jurassic Coast area with London and the rest of the UK. The first runs from Weymouth through Dorchester, Wareham, Poole and onwards up to London Waterloo. The second runs further west and connects Exeter with London Waterloo. A third line runs from Weymouth through Dorchester up towards Bristol. Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information.

By Road

If you plan to visit the Jurassic Coast by car, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the best routes available in advance of setting out, as the roads do get busy – especially during peak holiday times. There are no motorways near the Jurassic Coast (other than the M5 coming from the north down to Exeter).

The A35 runs west from Poole through Dorchester, Bridport and Charmouth, where it connects with the A3052 which runs through East Devon to Exeter. Just west of Poole the A3 connects to the A3051 which runs through Wareham and gives access to the Isle of Purbeck. From Poole it is also possible to take the chain ferry across Poole Harbour from Sandbanks to Studland which gives east access to Old Harry Rocks, Swanage and the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. Queues for the chain ferry at peak times can be long.

Visit AA Routeplanner to plan your journey.

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