How to get from Plymouth to Bournemouth

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Travel Information to Bournemouth from Plymouth

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£38 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £38 • 8 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £74 • 4 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 102 miles (164 km) by coach or train between Plymouth and Bournemouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £38. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Plymouth to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Bournemouth.

You can travel to Bournemouth from Plymouth 2 different ways: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Plymouth to Bournemouth, which costs on average £38.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bournemouth:

A coach is generally £36 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £74 from Plymouth to Bournemouth.

The fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Plymouth is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 18 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 50 min   of travel time.

The Plymouth to Bournemouth distance is approximately 102 miles (164 km).

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Bournemouth is:

  • 17 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Plymouth, Coach Station and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Plymouth to Bournemouth depart from Plymouth to Bournemouth.

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

  • National Express can get you to Bournemouth by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Plymouth to Bournemouth for £38 on Omio.
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Bournemouth by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Plymouth to Bournemouth for £74 on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from Plymouth 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 Plymouth and Bournemouth trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bournemouth to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Bournemouth from Plymouth, 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 £38 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £74 one way on average.

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

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