Dorchester South train station is a 1-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Copper Street and Weymouth Avenue.
It's also 11 minutes' walk from Top O'Town in the old town centre, or you can take the 6 bus from in front of the station. Borough Gardens is 7 minutes' walk, and Thomas Hardy's Max Gate is 24 minutes' walk, or reachable via the 2 or 101 buses. The Avenue Stadium is 19 minutes' walk, or you can take the 10 or PRD buses.
There are 2 trains per hour for London Waterloo, and 2 per hour for Weymouth. Buses from the station serve dozens of regional destinations.
Dorchester South is a station in Dorset operated by South Western Railway. This station has ticket machines and ticket-on-departure is available. Thankfully, there are toilets. The platforms aren't step free accessible, so if you'd like assistance please contact National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50. The station is staffed part time. There is a car park with 47 spaces available at this station. There are 12 spaces to lock up your bike as well. If you're looking for information about onward travel, there's a downloadable PDF available here. There is a staffed ticket office and it is open at the following times - Monday - Friday: 05:50 - 18:15, Saturday: 06:45 - 17:00, Sunday: 08:30 - 16:00.
Dorchester South station, Station Approach, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QX
South Western Railway
Outside the entrance to the ticket office
Monday - Friday: 05:50 - 18:15
Saturday: 06:45 - 17:00
Sunday: 08:30 - 16:00
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Ramp to Platform 1 at approx 1:14 gradient (to London) via Booking Hall, or level via car park (1 step via side gate next to Booking Hall when closed). Ramp at approx 1:20 to Platform 2 (to Weymouth) from separate entrance. No reasonable step-free access between platforms
Customer Help Points
Customer Help points are located on every platform
Accessible Ticket Machines
All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details