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 £ 64 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 63.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave London for Bournemouth 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 6m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1h 45m .
The slowest train will take 3h 3m 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 18 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£34|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Bournemouth|
|Train Companies:||Cross Country, South Western Railway|
You'll find it easy to travel by train from London to Bournemouth, with services departing from London Waterloo throughout the day. Choose from around two to three scheduled services per hour from several providers for a journey that can be completed directly and in less than two hours.
The line is serviced by South Western Railway and Cross Country. Each tends to offer at least one scheduled service per hour during main travel times.
The journey can be completed in less than two hours with most services and the fastest is just 1 hour 48 minutes with South Western Railway from London Waterloo. There is usually one direct service every hour and one service which requires a change at Reading. Even the final service of the day just after 10:00 p.m. on weekdays only requires one change and takes around two hours.
There are typically two to three trains every hour, with services beginning at around 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and operating until after 10:00 p.m. Most trains depart from London Waterloo, but some Cross Country services leave from London Paddington. This route is popular for day-trippers and commuters alike, so it pays to be flexible if you want to enjoy a quiet carriage and cheap off-peak ticket prices.
Departure train station: Trains depart from either London Waterloo and London Paddington. London Waterloo and London Paddington are two of the key railway hubs for the city. They are packed with traveller facilities. Onward travel is made easy with the London Underground, onward trains, taxis and buses available from the stations. Inside the main station building, there are retail, food and coffee outlets, waiting areas, accessible bathrooms, ticket facilities and digital information boards, free WiFi, phones and ATMs, first-class passenger loungers, trolleys and more.
Arrival train station: Bournemouth Train Station is where all services will terminate. Bournemouth Train station has four platforms and is located on Holdenhurst Road close to the town's main amenities. Passengers will find a car park, buses and taxi rank outside the station. Inside there is a waiting room, trolleys, digital information boards, a help desk, ticket facilities, toilets and payphones. There is also a coffee concession and newspaper kiosk.