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from Cardiff to Bournemouth

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

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22 Oct
£63Great Western Railway
£25National Express
23 Oct
£63Great Western Railway
£23National Express
24 Oct
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£15National Express
25 Oct
£63Great Western Railway
£23National Express
28 Oct
£63Great Western Railway
£20National Express
29 Oct
£63Great Western Railway
£23National Express
30 Oct
£63Great Western Railway
£25National Express
1 Nov
£62Great Western Railway
£11National Express

Travel Information to Bournemouth from Cardiff

distanceDistance77 miles (124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £62 • 3 h 6 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 77 miles (124 km) to Bournemouth from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 6 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Bournemouth.
How do I go from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Bournemouth: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bournemouth. Tickets for a coach cost on average £11.

This is compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

A coach is generally £52 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £62 from Cardiff to Bournemouth.

What is the quickest way from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

The quickest way to travel between Cardiff and Bournemouth is by train, which takes on average 3 h 6 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 50 min   on average.

What is the distance from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

The Cardiff to Bournemouth distance is approximately 77 miles (124 km).

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and Bournemouth?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Bournemouth is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cardiff to Bournemouth as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cardiff to Bournemouth, where do I depart from Cardiff and where do I arrive in Bournemouth?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Cardiff Central and arrive in Bournemouth.
Which travel companies can get me from Cardiff to Bournemouth?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Bournemouth:

  • You can take a coach from Cardiff to Bournemouth with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £11 with National Express from Cardiff to Bournemouth.
  • You can travel by train from Cardiff to Bournemouth with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway Cardiff to Bournemouth tickets for £62 on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Bournemouth from Cardiff?
Many of our customers travelling from Cardiff to Bournemouth don't make Bournemouth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Southampton or Oxford, either of which you could add to your Cardiff and Bournemouth trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bournemouth to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Cardiff to Bournemouth online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Cardiff to Bournemouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £11 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £62 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Cardiff to Bournemouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.