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Wanting to get to Malmesbury from Mablethorpe

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Wanting to get to Malmesbury from Mablethorpe

I want to travel to Malmesbury to meet up with friends but i live quite a distance and do not drive. While its a possibility to get someone to travel with me (hence get there by car) id rather be able to get there under my own steam if possible.

So, train or coach then? My question is can someone help me find out the best (in terms of least transfers and time) way to get there? I have attempted to find train routes but not had much luck.

Any help would be appreciated!!

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1. Re: Wanting to get to Malmesbury from Mablethorpe

The nearest rail stations is Swindon, from where there is an hourly bus service to Malmesbury, taking about an hour


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London to Swindon is an easy train ride - just over an hour I think

Getting to London is the problem - there's a National Express coach from Mablethorpe once a day. By train it's a long bus ride (?Skegness?) to a station then at least one change on the train.

Coach from London to Swindon might be the best bet as well - it saves the bother of getting between bus/rail stations in London and Swindon

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2. Re: Wanting to get to Malmesbury from Mablethorpe

The traveline journey planner comes up with coach from Mablethorpe to Peterborough, train to London KX, underground to Paddington, train to Swindon - it didn't find the hourly bus service that previous poster mentions but this looks like best option for final leg (or get your friends to take pity on you and pick you up from Swindon :))

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3. Re: Wanting to get to Malmesbury from Mablethorpe

The easiest way to get the bus times from Swindon to Malmesbury is actually to download the timetable direct from the bus company's own website - www.andrew-james.co.uk/timetablepdfs/aj31.pdf .

However, I don't envy you having to make this journey by public transport - I hope your friends are worth it !

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