How to get to Durdle Door from London

Planning a trip to the most iconic limestone arch in the UK – Durdle Door from London? Dorset proudly boasts zero miles of motorway within the county, so be prepared for endless country roads and passing through picturesque villages. Of course, we’re accessible by public transport as well, if you’re planning a car free holiday.

Here are the best routes to Durdle Door from London by car, train and bus…

durdle door beach

Durdle Door beach – making the journey worthwhile!

How to get to Durdle Door from London by car

You’ll need to leave the M25 going southbound at junction 12. Follow the M3 until it turns into M27 just outside Southampton, which then becomes the A31 at Cadnam. This road will take you through the New Forest – stop off for photos and a picnic with wild ponies! – keep following the A31 through Ferndown – then you’ll start to hit proper Dorset countryside and small villages towards Bere Regis, past Monkey World (be sure to visit on the way!), Wool and on to Durdle Door. Breathe a sigh of fresh, sea air when you arrive and begin to relax.

How do I get to Durdle Door by public transport?

How to get to Durdle Door from London by train

Southwest Trains offers regular services from London Waterloo to Wool, which is the nearest train station to Durdle Door. On the London Waterloo to Weymouth line, you’ll be on the train for nearly its entire journey and this will take between 2 and 1/4 hours and 2 and 1/2 hours depending on if you hop on the fast train or not. From Wool station, you can grab a taxi directly to Durdle Door which will take just under 10 minutes and cost around £15. Try Economy Taxis based in Lulworth Cove: 07949522533.

How to get to Durdle Door from London by bus

London Victoria is the main hub from which you can reach Dorset. It will mean a few changes along the way depending on which bus service you choose, however the main leg of the journey will take you from London Victoria to Poole, which is one of the closest big towns to Durdle Door. From Poole, you can jump on the X54 bus service direct to Durdle Door.


durdle door beach

Walk down the steep cliff to arrive at this view point.


Of course, once you’re here, you’ll need somewhere to stay. Browse our accommodation options to find something to suit you.


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