Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is an 18th-century garden with rare plants and notable magnolia and camellia blooms, plus a restaurant too to enjoy. It is a very rural location to get to, though.


It's easy to reach Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in Abbotsbury, by train. Simply hop on a train to Dorchester South station - then it's a bit far for a walk - it is a very rural location - but we can recommend the bus service along the B3157 from Weymouth. Dorchester South is approximately equidistant, and you'll find taxis at both.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens’ website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:50:00 until 18:15:00
  • Saturday open from 06:45:00 until 17:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:30:00 until 16:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step-free category B Station - 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
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces47
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Dorchester South station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Dorchester South

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway15:492On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway16:052On time
to Bridport via First Bus X51/X53First Group Bus16:07Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:131On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:331On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway15:482On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway16:042On time
from Bridport via First Bus X51/X53First Group Bus16:04Scheduled
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway16:121On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway16:311On time

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