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Overview: Train from Manchester to Bournemouth

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£110 (€126)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Bournemouth cover the 190 miles (307 km) long route taking on average 4 h 45 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £110, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £91. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Bournemouth.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Bournemouth

Travel from Manchester to Bournemouth from £91 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Bournemouth from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when travelling by train to Bournemouth from Manchester. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train timetables for the Manchester - Bournemouth route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance to Bournemouth from Manchester is around 190 miles (307 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at £130. As you check the latest Manchester to Bournemouth train timetable from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Bournemouth safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket to Bournemouth from Manchester so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

  • Average Price: £130

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets between Manchester and Bournemouth due to the coronavirus:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Bournemouth.

How much do cheap train tickets to Bournemouth from Manchester cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Bournemouth from Manchester to cost as little as £91  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Bournemouth?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Bournemouth train price to come in at an average of £110  one way.

How many miles is it from Manchester to Bournemouth by train?

The train distance from Manchester to Bournemouth is around 190 miles (307 km).

How long does it take from Manchester to Bournemouth by train?

While the time it takes to travel 190 miles (307 km) to Bournemouth from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Bournemouth is on average 4 h 45 min.

Which train station from Manchester to Bournemouth do I depart from? Which Bournemouth train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Bournemouth.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Bournemouth? Where is the train station in Bournemouth located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Bournemouth and need to travel approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the train station to the city centre in Bournemouth.

Which train providers should I travel with from Manchester to Bournemouth?

For the trip from Manchester to Bournemouth you can take a train with Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Bournemouth from Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there to Bournemouth from Manchester?

On average, there are 7 trains a day from Manchester to Bournemouth. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Manchester to Bournemouth? When does the last train depart from Manchester to Bournemouth?

If you prefer early morning trains from Manchester to Bournemouth, the first train leaves at 07: 27. If you prefer late night trains from Manchester to Bournemouth, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 43. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Bournemouth schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I buy Manchester Bournemouth train tickets to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Bournemouth is on average £110 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 providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Manchester and Bournemouth available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Bournemouth.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales