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 Southampton to Bournemouth 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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Of the 5 train that leave Southampton for Bournemouth 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 57m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 40m .
The slowest train will take 1h 37m 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 Companies:||Cross Country, South Western Railway|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.