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 Bournemouth to London will cost around £ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 58.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Bournemouth for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 151 km distance in an average of 2h 1m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 50m .
The slowest train will take 2h 29m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 16 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£42|
|Trains depart from:||Bournemouth|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||Cross Country, South Western Railway|
Trains travel regularly between Bournemouth and London, and with a journey time of between 1 hour 54 minutes and 2 hours 29 minutes, it's not a long trip. Throughout the day, at least two trains leave for London, and there should be well over 30 options on any given day, so finding a convenient departure time won't be hard.
Southwestern Railways operate the vast majority of services from Bournemouth to London. The company runs a direct service 7 days a week, and usually operate 2-3 trains per hour.
Trains from Bournemouth won't take long to reach the centre of London. Journey times for direct services generally range between 1 hour 54 minutes and 2 hours 29 minutes, with slightly longer journey times during peak travel periods. No changes will be needed along the way.
Trains depart from Bournemouth Station for London's Paddington and Waterloo stations every hour. There should be 2-3 direct trains every hour throughout the week, meaning that 30-40 services leave every day. There are no seasonal fluctuations and weekend frequencies are about the same as during the week. With so many options, every traveler should be able to find a departure slot that suits their schedule.
Departure train station: All trains bound for London from Bournemouth will depart from the same place. Travelers will need to get to Bournemouth Station, which can be found on Holdenhurst Road, in the eastern half of town. The station is served by numerous local buses, including the 4, 6, and 17 - so getting there from the seafront or Boscombe should be simple. The 737 JetBus also runs from Bournemouth Airport for passengers transferring from flights.
Arrival train station: Trains from Bournemouth could arrive at either London Waterloo or Paddington Station. Waterloo is located just south of the River Thames, directly across from Westminster. It's a handy arrival point for visitors to the City of London, as it connects with the Waterloo and City Tube line. Paddington is located in west London, and offers ready access to all parts of the city via the Circle, Bakerloo, District, and Hammersmith and City lines. In both cases, transfers to the center of town will take 14-25 minutes via the Underground.