County Bus and Train Maps and Timetables are available from Local Tourist Offices / the: Passenger Transport, Environment Services Directorate or Dorset County Council – www.dorsetforyou.com 01305 225165 :
Local Bus Services
South West Coaches [http://www.southwestcoaches.co.uk/timetables]
Once a Week Services, not all via Burton St/Sackmore Lane [subject to regular review by operator, check on line or 01963 33124]
No. 7 – Thurs – [third Thursday each month] Sherborne/Marnhull/Poole
No. 15 – Tues – [first Tuesday each month] Wincanton/Stalbridge/Marnhull/Shaftesbury/Salisbury
No. 109 – Wed- [fourth Wednesday each month] Wincanton/Marnhull/Sturminster/Dorchester
Damory [http://morebus.co.uk/rural-routes.shtml 01258 452545
Daily Services [not Sundays]
No. 309 Mon – Fri – Shaftesbury/Gillingham Station/Marnhull/Sturminster/Blandford 6 buses to Shaftesbury daily – see timetables at bus stops 6 buses to Blandford daily – see timetables at bus stops
No. 309 Saturdays – 5 buses daily both directions.
NB. Timetable differs during school terms and school holidays. Some services do not operate on Public Holidays.
NB – If you can get to Shaftesbury Town Hall the options for Salisbury, Wincanton, Sherborne, Yeovil, Blandford, Poole and Bournemouth are greater.
Long Distance Bus Services
National Express to London [www.nationalexpress.com 08717 818181] Once Daily from Yeovil via Shaftesbury to Heathrow and London Centre
Berry’s Express Coach to London- twice daily each way from Wincanton 01823 331356 Berry’s to London [http://www.berryscoaches.co.uk/timetables-fares-london-superfast] Twice daily each way from Wincanton – Memorial Hall Car Park
South West Trains: www.southwesttrains.co.uk 0845 6000650
National Rail Enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk 0845 484950 Regular Trains from Gillingham to Salisbury, Andover, Basingstoke, Woking (Heathrow Coach Link) Clapham Junction & London Waterloo. At Salisbury connection to Bristol, Southampton and Bournemouth At Basingstoke connection to Reading and Midlands or Winchester and Portsmouth to Yeovil, Exeter and Plymouth.
Other Transport Services
NORCAT – Bookings 10 am to 3 pm 01258 472164
Dial-a-Ride Service Major and Immediate Emergencies Only 07900 261182
Group Hire of Vehicles Social Services Transport Unit has a range of fully accessible vehicles available for hire Contact: Miss A Sheppard 01305 224582
Cabs DD 01258 473303 Dial-a-Cab 01747 821000 Orchard Cars Mobile 07714 231375 472395
Marnhull Taxi Service with Lady Driver 07929 983095 820526
Chauffeur Driven Service Ravenswood for Weddings, Special Events, Business etc. 01258 820547
Car Service operated by Marnhull Village Care Mike Wilkins 821476 This offered for door to door transport for the elderly, disabled and unemployed for essential trips with a set scale of modest donations.
See also Marnhull Village Care