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There are a number of bus services that serve the village although only one that comes into the village centre. The three main bus stops are a) outside the Cart Shed in the village centre (the bus stop is called Silver Street) b) the Spice Ship pub on the main road and c) at the bottom of Seven Acres Road in Preston. Have a look at the Village Map to locate these stops.

The bus services relevant to Sutton Poyntz are all run by First Bus, and for up to date information, we recommend that you obtain their timetables via their website. As of June 2017, the bus services to look at are:

  • Service 4A. This runs three times a day, Monday to Friday, from Weymouth King's Statue to Sutton Poyntz and back. The journey takes 15 minutes each way, and the buses reach Sutton Poyntz at 09:30, 12:25 and 15:25. We understand the service suffers from unreliability.
  • Service 4. This runs every 20 minutes between Weymouth King's Statue and Seven Acres Road in Preston, Monday to Saturday (the Saturday timetable has slight differences). This journey also takes 15 minutes each way.
  • Service 5. This is a new service, from Weymouth to Dorchester via Preston, Warmwell, Crossways and Broadmayne. Buses run every day, with buses hourly Monday to Saturday. The journey from the Spice Ship to Weymouth takes 12 minutes; to Dorchester takes about 40 minutes.
  • Service X54. This service runs from Weymouth to Poole, via Preston, Wool and Wareham. Buses run every day, four per day. From the Spice Ship, the journey to Wool Station takes 25 minutes, to Wareham Station 45 minutes, and to Poole 1 hour 20 minutes.

It is useful to have a look at the route map covering the Weymouth and Dorchester area as this provides details of interconnections.

There are other services covering the area. South West Coaches provide services through Dorset to parts of Somerset, Wilts and Dorset does just as it says on the tin and, of course, National Express cover services for further afield.