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Train Information from Cardiff to Bournemouth

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price£63 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway

Trains from Cardiff to Bournemouth cover the 77 miles (124 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 33 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £63, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bournemouth.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Bournemouth
Travel by train to Bournemouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Bournemouth.
What is the price of the cheapest train to Bournemouth from Cardiff?
You can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Bournemouth for some dates and times for as low as £63  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Bournemouth on average?
The Cardiff to Bournemouth train ticket price is on average £63  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by train from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
The train distance from Cardiff to Bournemouth is around 77 miles (124 km).
How long is the train to Bournemouth from Cardiff?
On average the train from Cardiff to Bournemouth duration is 3 h 33 min  for the 77 miles (124 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Cardiff goes to Bournemouth? Which train station do I come into Bournemouth from Cardiff?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Bournemouth.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Bournemouth located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Bournemouth, called Bournemouth, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
If you're looking for trains from Cardiff to Bournemouth, you can rely on Great Western Railway to get you to Bournemouth. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cardiff to Bournemouth route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Cardiff and Bournemouth a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cardiff to Bournemouth. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Cardiff to Bournemouth? When does the last train depart from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
The first train from Cardiff to Bournemouth leaves at 04: 56   and the last train for this leaves at 10: 45. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Bournemouth schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Cardiff and Bournemouth for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cardiff to Bournemouth is on average £63 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Cardiff and Bournemouth available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip from Cardiff to Bournemouth.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway