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from Nottingham to Bournemouth

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Travel Information between Nottingham and Bournemouth

distanceDistance157 miles (253 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £52
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £52 • 4 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or

Take a coach or train to travel 157 miles (253 km) to Bournemouth from Nottingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Nottingham to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips

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

There are 2 ways to travel from Nottingham to Bournemouth including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Nottingham to Bournemouth?

The cheapest way from Nottingham to Bournemouth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £24 compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

A coach is generally £28 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £52 from Nottingham to Bournemouth.

What is the fastest way from Nottingham to Bournemouth?

The fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Nottingham is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 43 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bournemouth that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 30 min.

How far is it from Nottingham to Bournemouth?

The distance between Nottingham and Bournemouth is around 157 miles (253 km).

How many services a day are there to Bournemouth from Nottingham?

The average frequency per day from Nottingham to Bournemouth is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Nottingham? Where do I arrive in Bournemouth?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Nottingham to Bournemouth:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Nottingham, Bulwell Bus Station (Stop BU07) and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Nottingham to Bournemouth most often leave from Nottingham and arrive in Bournemouth.
Which travel operators can get me from Nottingham to Bournemouth?

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

  • You can go to Bournemouth from Nottingham by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £24 with National Express from Nottingham to Bournemouth on Omio.
Can I find a direct route to Bournemouth from Nottingham?

Yes, there are direct services available to Bournemouth from Nottingham with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bournemouth as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Nottingham to Bournemouth.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Nottingham to Bournemouth?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Nottingham to Bournemouth often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Oxford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Nottingham and Bournemouth itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bournemouth and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Nottingham and Bournemouth online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £24 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £52 one way.

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