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Journey Summary

Southampton to Bournemouth Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
1 hours 24 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £10
Trains depart from:Southampton
Trains arrive in:Bournemouth
Distance:39 km
Train Companies:South Western Railway
Train companies

CrossCountry between Southampton and Bournemouth

For as little as £8 you can travel by train from Southampton to Bournemouth with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.


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

One of the best ways to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train between Southampton and Bournemouth by showing you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Southampton to Bournemouth route. You can expect to travel 24 miles (39 km) from Southampton to Bournemouth on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Southampton and Bournemouth, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between Southampton and Bournemouth!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Southampton and Bournemouth don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Southampton 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 Southampton to Bournemouth.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Southampton to Bournemouth?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Southampton and Bournemouth for as low as £8  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Southampton to Bournemouth?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Southampton to Bournemouth train price to come in at an average of £12  one way.
How many miles is it from Southampton to Bournemouth by train?
The train distance from Southampton to Bournemouth is around 24 miles (39 km).
How long is the train between Southampton and Bournemouth?
The train time between Southampton and Bournemouth is on average 46 min  for the 24 miles (39 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Bournemouth from Southampton by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Southampton goes to Bournemouth? Which train station do I come into Bournemouth from Southampton?

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

Where do I find the Southampton train station to Bournemouth? Where is the Bournemouth train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Southampton Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Bournemouth most often arrive at Bournemouth and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can take me to Bournemouth from Southampton?
Take the Southampton to Bournemouth train with Cross Country or South Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Bournemouth from Southampton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train to Bournemouth from Southampton?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Southampton to Bournemouth with South Western Railway or Cross Country  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
What are the first and last departure train times from Southampton to Bournemouth?
The earliest train departing from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 06: 50. The last train departing from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 09: 27. You can find the latest Southampton to Bournemouth train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Southampton to Bournemouth train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket to Bournemouth from Southampton within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £12 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Bournemouth from Southampton are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Millbrook (Hants)
Southampton Central
St Denys