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Train Information between Southampton and Bournemouth

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
durationAverage train duration40 min
priceAverage train ticket price£5 (€6)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or South Western Railway

Trains from Southampton to Bournemouth cover the 24 miles (39 km) long trip taking on average 40 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £4, but the average price of train tickets is £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Bournemouth.

Train companies

CrossCountry Southampton – Bournemouth

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


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

Book your CrossCountry Southampton to Bournemouth train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Southampton to Bournemouth routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Southampton to Bournemouth is 24 miles (39 km), and the best price for a one-way Southampton - Bournemouth CrossCountry train ticket starts at £5 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Southampton to Bournemouth train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration:
  • CrossCountry frequency: 7 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Southampton to 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 between Southampton and Bournemouth?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Southampton and Bournemouth to cost as little as £4  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Southampton to Bournemouth on average?
The Southampton to Bournemouth train ticket price is on average £5  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
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 many hours does it take from Southampton to Bournemouth by train?
While the time it takes to travel 24 miles (39 km) between Southampton and Bournemouth can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Southampton to Bournemouth is on average 40 min.
Which train station from Southampton to Bournemouth do I depart from? Which Bournemouth train station from Southampton do I arrive in?

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 route 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 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service 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.
How many train services are there to Bournemouth from Southampton a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Southampton to Bournemouth. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Southampton to Bournemouth? When does the last train depart from Southampton to Bournemouth?
The earliest train departing from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 06: 48. The last train departing from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 09: 27. You can find the latest Southampton to Bournemouth train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Bournemouth from Southampton for the best deals?
If you purchase Southampton to Bournemouth train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £5. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Southampton to Bournemouth. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 from Southampton to Bournemouth.