Southampton to Bournemouth train

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Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Southampton to Bournemouth is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cross Country
07:560h28
Southampton
08:24Bournemouth
£51One-way
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Cross Country
11:450h28
Southampton
12:13Bournemouth
£61One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
13:450h28
Southampton
14:13Bournemouth
£61One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:450h28
Southampton
10:13Bournemouth
£61One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
15:450h28
Southampton
16:13Bournemouth
£71One-way
0 changes

Train timetableSouthampton to Bournemouth

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
South Western Railway
09:510h29
Southampton
10:20Bournemouth
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South Western Railway
06:220h45
Southampton
07:07Bournemouth
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Cross Country
11:450h28
Southampton
12:13Bournemouth
0 changes
South Western Railway
17:130h39
Southampton
17:52Bournemouth
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Cross Country
07:560h28
Southampton
08:24Bournemouth
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Train times from Southampton to Bournemouth

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

28 m

Average

31 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

39 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Southampton for Bournemouth every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
11:450h28
Southampton
12:13Bournemouth
£61One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:560h28
Southampton
08:24Bournemouth
£51One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
15:450h28
Southampton
16:13Bournemouth
£71One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:450h28
Southampton
10:13Bournemouth
£61One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
13:450h28
Southampton
14:13Bournemouth
£61One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Southampton to Bournemouth

distanceDistance24 miles
durationAverage train duration27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway or CrossCountry

Trains from Southampton to Bournemouth cover the 24 miles long trip taking on average 27 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Bournemouth.

Train providers: South Western Railway and CrossCountry trains Southampton to Bournemouth

Travel from Southampton to Bournemouth from £4 with Omio’s train partners South Western Railway and CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

Train information from Southampton to Bournemouth with South Western Railway:

  • Average Duration: 27 min
  • Cheapest Price: £5
  • South Western Railway frequency: 20 a day

Trains from Southampton to Bournemouth

Travel on the south coast is easy with up to 96 trains from Southampton to Bournemouth on most weekdays. There are regular services over the weekend and a slightly reduced service on bank holidays. Trains start early in the morning and run till late and there are regular services at weekends and bank holidays. And, of course, return trains are also available.

Which train companies go from Southampton to Bournemouth

The main operator is South West Trains although Crosscountry Trains also cover this popular route. Both service providers run trains throughout the day and evening and over the weekend and on bank holidays.

How long is the train from Southampton to Bournemouth?

All trains travel directly from Southampton to Bournemouth and the average journey time is 41 minutes. The fastest train takes 37 minutes to complete the trip while the slowest arrives 1 hour and 12 minutes after its departure from Southampton Central Station.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Southampton to Bournemouth?

Services are less frequent later in the evening and there is a reduced service during the night. Typically, trains leave at 15-minute intervals during the day. The first train departs at 0.38 a.m. and the last leaves at 11.51 p.m.

What facilities are available on trains from Southampton to Bournemouth?

Both South West and Crosscountry trains offer travellers drinks and snacks on some services. There is disabled access to a designated carriage on each train and all trains have a toilet at the end of each carriage too.

What is/are the departure and arrival station(s) for trains from Southampton to Bournemouth?

Southampton Central Station:The station is just north-west of the city centre and entrances are at Blechynden Terrace and the Western Esplanade. It's a ten-minute walk to the city centre and there is a free CityLink bus to the centre of town and the West Quay shopping centre every 15-30 minutes till 8.00 p.m.

Bournemouth Station: The station is close to the Boscombe district of the city and a 15-20 minute walk from the centre. Local buses depart from opposite the station and taxis are also available outside the entrance.

FAQs: Southampton to Bournemouth train

FAQs: Travel by train from Southampton 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 Southampton to Bournemouth.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Southampton to Bournemouth is £8; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Southampton to Bournemouth train time is 27 min   covering the 24 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 06: 02. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 23: 47.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth without having to change trains with South Western Railway or CrossCountry. There are 25 direct trains from Southampton to Bournemouth each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Southampton to Bournemouth, you can count on South Western Railway or CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Bournemouth. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Southampton to Bournemouth and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 47.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Southampton Central, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bournemouth, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Bournemouth from Southampton is worth doing with a journey time of 27 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth by train is December.
You have options as you can travel between Southampton and Bournemouth 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Southampton and Bournemouth

Southampton
Bournemouth
The major railway station for departures from Southampton is Southampton Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Southampton Central for your trip to Bournemouth from Southampton.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 600 0650
Public transport options for Southampton Central
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 600 0650
Public transport options for Southampton Airport Parkway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Through Journeys: Station Forecourt Bus Stop off Wide Lane (A335) Terminating Journeys: Car Park at Eastleigh end, off Wide Lane (A335)
The major train station for arrivals in Bournemouth is Bournemouth. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bournemouth for your trip to Bournemouth from Southampton.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 600 0650
Public transport options for Bournemouth
Location for Rail Replacement Services: To Southampton / Brockenhurst: Station entrance on Halfords side. To Poole: Station entrance on Asda side.

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