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Of the 39 bus that leave London for Bournemouth every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 151 km distance in an average of 4h 10m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 2h 15m .
The slowest bus will take 7h 20m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Bournemouth will cost around £ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 20.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
3 hours 36 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£8|
|Buses depart from:||London|
|Bus arrives in:||Bournemouth|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
Coaches from London to Bournemouth are operated by National Express.
The average journey time is between 2 and 3 hours. The same journey by train also takes around 2 hours, so taking the bus from London to Bournemouth is a good option for those on wanting to travel on a budget.
As the journey time between the cities is still relatively short, all services from London to Bournemouth are direct, although there may be a stop at Ringwood services en route.
Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.
Buses from London to Bournemouth run throughout the day, from 06:30 a.m in the morning until 23:59 p.m at night, departing almost at hourly intervals.
All buses from London to Bournemouth begin their journey at London Victoria Coach Station, which is the biggest coach station in Britain and is located a little to the south-west of central London.
The bus station is just a short walk along from London Victoria Railway Station and is easily reached using services offered by Transport for London including the tube on the Victoria, District and Circle lines. It's possible to take direct trains from Gatwick Airport directly to Victoria. Night Buses run for the whole night at regular intervals and cabs will also be readily available.
Buses from London to Bournemouth will arrive at Bournemouth Coach Station, Bournemouth's primary hub for long-distance coach travel. The coach station is directly adjacent to Bournemouth railway station and together they form Bournemouth's main travel interchange complex, all located roughly 15 minutes to the north-east of the city centre and seafront on foot. Bournemouth has an extensive local bus service, including night buses. From the travel interchange it's possible to take buses or trains to large swathes of the country including to Southampton Airport.