How to get from Birmingham to Bournemouth

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from Birmingham to Bournemouth

You can get from Birmingham to Bournemouth by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Bournemouth on 16 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:00Birmingham, Coach Station5h20 20:20Bournemouth, Coach Station
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20:00Birmingham, Coach Station6h35 02:35Bournemouth, Coach Station
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11:04Birmingham New Street3h09 14:13Bournemouth
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09:15Birmingham, Coach Station4h15 13:30Bournemouth, Coach Station
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11:45Birmingham, Coach Station7h20 19:05Bournemouth, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Bournemouth from Birmingham

distanceDistance121 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £51
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £51 • 3 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 121 miles to Bournemouth from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Birmingham to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Bournemouth

Travel 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 Birmingham to Bournemouth.

You can travel between Birmingham and Bournemouth 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bournemouth. Tickets for a coach cost on average £20.

This is compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

A coach journey is usually £31 less than a journey to Bournemouth by train, which costs on average £51 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Birmingham and Bournemouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 15 min   on average.

The distance between Birmingham and Bournemouth is around 121 miles.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Bournemouth is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Birmingham and Bournemouth as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Bournemouth:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Bournemouth.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Bournemouth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Bournemouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Birmingham to Bournemouth tickets on Omio for £20.
  • Travel with South Western Railway to go to Bournemouth by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find South Western Railway Birmingham to Bournemouth tickets on Omio for £51.

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Bournemouth with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Bournemouth with National Express with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to Bournemouth with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bournemouth tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Bournemouth? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Bournemouth usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Oxford. If you're looking to explore London, Southampton or Oxford from Bournemouth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip to Bournemouth from Birmingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £20 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £51 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Bournemouth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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