Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 - 22nd to 26th August

The legendary Great Dorset Steam Fair returns for 2019, and we're proud to be running dedicated buses to the event site.

To help you get there from the Salisbury area we are running a dedicated service - the X20 - from Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August.

The X20 will run from Salisbury Railway Station, through the city centre, via Coombe Bissett and Tarrant Hinton to the Great Dorset Steam Fair bus stop situated inside the event site. 

Please note: during the Steam Fair, the X20 will alter the normal 20 timetable and some services will depart earlier as a result. Connections to/from Weymouth on service X12 will NOT be available on these days due to unpredictable traffic conditions.

We will also be running a special route, the SF1 shuttle, which will run daily from Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August from Blandford to the Steam Fair site. The first bus will leave Blandford at 0755.

Download SF1 Timetable

Download X20 Timetable

We regret that ENCTS Concessionary Passes are NOT valid on the SF1 shuttle.

For customers looking to travel from Bournemouth or Poole, you can also catch the bus:

  • From Bournemouth - take the X3 to Salisbury and then catch the X20 shuttle to the Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • From Poole - take the X8 to Blandford and then catch the SF1 shuttle to the Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • You can purchase a Network/Zone ABC dayrider ticket which will allow you unlimited travel on all of the above services

The Great Dorset Steam Fair has plenty to offer the whole family, so hop on board with us and let us take you there for a great day out! 

To find out more about the event check out the GDSF website.