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Weymouth Travel Information

Getting to Weymouth couldn’t be easier. If you’re looking to head to down to us in Dorset then there are plenty of options.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re using public transport or traveling under your own steam. Weymouth has some fantastic transport links.

With the addition of Weymouth Relief Road which was built in time for the 2012 Olympic sailing events, the road links into our town from the north have never been better. And once you get here getting around Weymouth is a piece of cake!

Parking

Looking for parking in Weymouth that is close to the town centre and beach? Below, you can view a variety of options from the cheapest to most convenient car parks within a short distance from the town and beach. Or you could take the Weymouth Park and Ride.

 Cheapest Parking in Weymouth

Both Weymouth Pavilion and Weymouth Swannery offer the cheapest rates throughout the summer. Their operating hours at 8am – 6pm and are free outside these hours.

Pavilion Car Park is located at the end of the beach (DT4 8DZ)

  • 1 Hour £1.00
  • 2 Hours £2.00
  • 3 Hours £3.50
  • 4 Hours £4.50
  • 6 Hours £6.00
  • Day £6.00

Swannery Car Park is located near Westham Bridge, just a 5 minute walk from the Jubilee Clock (DT4)

  • 1 Hour £1.00
  • 2 Hours £2.00
  • 3 Hours £3.50
  • 4 Hours £4.50
  • 6 Hours £6.00
  • Day £8.00

There are also other council car parks to choose from also operating between 8am – 6pm and FREE outside these hours, all within walking distance of the town centre and beach.

Melcombe Regis DT4 7DW, Park Street DT4 7DQ, Royal Yard DT4 7DA.

  • 30 Mins £0.70
  • 1 Hour £1.50
  • 2 Hours £2.50
  • 3 Hours £4.00
  • 4 Hours £5.00
  • 5 Hours £6.00
  • Additional Hour £2.00

Easy and Convenient Parking in Weymouth

Located in an accessible and convenient place in town you will find the Britannia multi-story car park, located on the Commercial Road just after you pass the back of Debenhams (DT4 8LY). The car park offers 469 spaces, so the chances are you won’t be left without a space.

Opening 6.30am – midnight, you don’t have to pay until you return so you can take as long as you wish. The car park also accepts card payments.

  • 1 Hour £1.40
  • 2 Hours £2.80
  • 3 Hours £4.00
  • 4 Hours £5.00
  • 5 Hours £6.50
  • 6 Hours £9.00
  • Additional Hour £3.00

For more information on car parks in Weymouth, please visit Parkopedia and enter your location and duration/time of stay.

Taxis

Whether you’re looking for a Weymouth taxi for a ride in to town or you need a safe ride home after a long night of clubbing, you can choose from a range of reputable taxi firms. Either catch a taxi from the addresses provided below or call for them to pick you up.

Weyline Taxis
Bee Cars
Fleetline Taxis
Streetcars
Hackney Taxis

Buses

Weymouth is served by two bus companies, First Buses Wessex and in the summer months only More Bus, Purbeck Breezer

This is the link to the Purbeck Breezer, (Summer holidays only)

Services from and to Weymouth Town Centre (By Number):

1 – Portland via. Wyke Regis
2– Littlemoor via. Radipole Spa, Dorchester Road, Broadwey
3 – Westham via. Newstead Road
4 – Preston via. Overcombe
5 – Dorchester via. Preston, Warmwell, Broadmayne, Crossways
10 – Dorchester via. Radipole, Broadwey, Upwey, Dorset County Hospital, Poundbury
12 – Blandford via. Dorchester, Puddletown, Bere Regis
14 – (Portland to Dorchester) via. Easton, Wyke Regis, Weymouth Town Centre, Preston, Littlemoor
15 – Wareham via. Preston, Crossways, Wool, Lulworth

First Bus offers services across the Wessex region – see the network maps for further details and a map of bus stops in Weymouth Town Centre.

For further information on local routes such as timetables, destinations, and stops via the First Bus service please download the First Journey Timetable.

Weymouth Scenic Bus Routes

The First Bus service offers some unique routes that are designed to get you from place to place whilst taking in some fantastic scenery on the way.

501 SERVICE (OPEN-TOP BUS TO PORTLAND)
For a perfect ride up to Portland Bill, you can take the open-top bus service, giving you a unique experience and you won’t have to worry about parking. The buses allow for bikes and dogs also. However, please bear in mind that the service runs at weekends only.

501 Service Timetable.

The journey takes approximately 45 minutes but it’s worth every second! At Portland Bill you can find the old and new lighthouses, plenty of walking space, a brilliant view out to sea and a place to eat and drink.

X53 & X51 SERVICES – JURASSIC COASTER

The X53 service takes you from the King’s Statue in Weymouth, right the way through to Bridport, taking you on a coastal journey via. Portesham, Abbotsbury, Burton Bradstock, and West Bay – you can get off at West Bay to visit a beautiful harbour and beach, right where Broadchurch was filmed!

The X51 takes a different route, taking you from the King’s Statue in Weymouth all the way to Axminster via. Winterbourne Abbas, Bridport, Chideock, Charmouth, Lyme Regis (famous for fossil and ammonite hunting) and Axminster.

Trains

The Weymouth train station is located on King’s Street, just a few minutes away from the Jubilee Clock. Postcode: DT4 7BN

You can catch both the South Western Railways Service and Great Western Railway Service out of Weymouth station. Weymouth station is at the end of the line for both services. You can pre-book your tickets online or buy at the station.

Walking

Take a walk on the wild side with a variety of family friendly and challenging trails that make up the Weymouth countryside. Weymouth’s location in the middle of the Jurassic Coast on the South West Coast Path makes it an ideal location for use as a base for walking the coast path, east toward Swanage and west towards West Bay. The South West Coast Path website has information about the routes and downloadable maps.

Bike Hire

Weymouth Bike Hire has a wide range of bikes and essential accessories available for hire suited for you and your family. Mountain bikes, hybrids, cruisers, junior & teen bikes, tots, tandems, adult trikes, baby seats, tag-a-longs, child trailers…

Timescales for popular routes in Weymouth (Bus, Car & Walking Times)

Railway Station to Beach/Harbour:
Walk – 5-10 mins

King’s Statue to Lodmoor/Lodmoor Country Park:
Walk – 20 mins
Bus/car – 7 mins

King’s Statue to Bowleaze Cove:
Walk – 45 mins
Bus/car – 10 mins

King’s Statue to Radipole Park Drive:
Walk – 25 mins
Drive – 5 mins

King’s statue to Dorchester:
Drive – 20 mins
Bus – 30 mins (number 10, running every 10 minutes).

Medical

Weymouth has a community hospital that offers a walk-in Urgent Care Centre. The hospital is situated near the seafront and there is a car park. It operates from 8am – 11pm.

For broken bones and more serious injuries, the nearest hospital is in Dorchester.