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 Southampton will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Bournemouth for Southampton every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 39 km distance in an average of 43m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 38m .
The slowest train will take 57m 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.
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|Train Ticket Price:||£11|
|Trains depart from:||Bournemouth|
|Trains arrive in:||Southampton|
|Train Companies:||Cross Country, South Western Railway|
Mondays to Fridays, there are generally four hourly trains from Bournemouth to Southampton from morning until the afternoon, tailing off to 1-2 an hour in the evening, with the last departure at 11:12 p.m. The Saturday timetable follows a similar pattern, while on Sundays there are 3 departures an hour for the most of the day. All journeys are direct and operated by either Southwest Trains or Cross Country.
Trains from Bournemouth to Southampton set out from the railway station on Holdenhurst Road next to the Asda superstore. Multiple bus routes stop outside the station entrance. From early morning into the evening, a shuttle bus runs between Bournemouth International Airport and the railway station, a trip of around 15-20 minutes depending on the time of day.
Trains from Bournemouth terminate at Southampton Central Railway Station in Blechynden Terrace, a 5-minute walk from the Mayflower Theatre, the SeaCity Museum and Southampton City Art Gallery. St Mary's Stadium (home of Southampton FC) is ½ km to the east, and the University of Southampton Highfield Campus is 2 km to the north. By bus, it's 3 minutes from the station to the Civic Centre and West Quay, and 6 minutes to the Town Quay shopping centre. There's also a regular service to Bournemouth Airport which takes about 43 minutes (with night buses on Fridays and Saturdays).