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from Southampton to Bournemouth

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

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Travel Information from Southampton to Bournemouth

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £5 • 37 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £5 • 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 24 miles (39 km) from Southampton to Bournemouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Southampton 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 Southampton to Bournemouth.
FAQs
What are my travel options from Southampton to Bournemouth?

There are 2 travel options from Southampton to Bournemouth: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Southampton and Bournemouth?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth, which costs on average £5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bournemouth:

A train is generally £4 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £9 from Southampton to Bournemouth.

What is the fastest way to Bournemouth from Southampton?

The fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 37 min.

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

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

How far is it from Southampton to Bournemouth?

The distance between Southampton and Bournemouth is around 24 miles (39 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Bournemouth is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Southampton to Bournemouth?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Southampton, Coach Station to Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth.
Which travel operators can get me from Southampton to Bournemouth?

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

  • You can travel to Bournemouth from Southampton by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with National Express from Southampton to Bournemouth.
  • You can travel from Southampton to Bournemouth by train with South Western Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £5 with South Western Railway from Southampton to Bournemouth.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Southampton to Bournemouth?
Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Bournemouth? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton to Bournemouth usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Oxford or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Oxford or Manchester from Bournemouth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets to Bournemouth from Southampton online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £9 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £5 one way.

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