Directions and journey planning
Directions to Dorset and planning journeys door-to-door.
Transport Direct (opens in a new window) offers information for door-to-door travel for both public transport and car journeys around Britain to help you plan your journeys effectively and efficiently.
If you are driving to Dorset from the north, leave the M5 at junction 25 and follow the signs for Yeovil, then Weymouth. From the east, follow the M3 and M27 to Ringwood, then the A31 to Dorchester. The A31 and A35 cross the county, giving access to the west country.
South West Trains (opens in a new window) (0845 6000 650) provide a regular rail service between London Waterloo and Weymouth, calling at Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester South. The London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids service calls at Sherborne and Axminster (for Lyme Regis) and the Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth service calls at Maiden Newton and Dorchester West.
By coach / bus
The nearest regional airports are, Bournemouth International, Exeter and Southampton. Bournemouth International Airport (opens in a new window) has chartered services available all year to many European destinations.
A ferry service operates to the Channel Islands and St Malo in France from Poole and Weymouth run by Condor Ferries (opens in a new window) 0845 609 1024. For services to Poole contact Brittany Ferries (opens in a new window) 0871 244 0744. There are also services from Poole and Weymouth provided by AFerry (opens in a new window)
Directions to Christchurch
Directions to Christchurch Borough Council.
Directions to East Dorset
The council's offices are located at Furzehill, just outside of Wimborne.
Directions to West Dorset
Directions to West Dorset District Council in Dorchester.
Directions to Purbeck District Council
The council's offices are located at Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PP, just off Wareham town centre.
- Directions to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Directions to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices.