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Trains from Southampton to Bournemouth

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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Southampton to Bournemouth. Traveling by train from Southampton to Bournemouth usually takes around one hour and one minute, but the fastest CrossCountry train can make the trip in 37 minutes.

Distance25 mi (40 km)
Fastest train0h 37m
Lowest price$8.85
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceSouth Western Railway
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Southampton to Bournemouth?

2 train services operate from Southampton to Bournemouth. South Western Railway usually has more trains scheduled, with 14 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry30h 43m$21.71
South Western Railway141h 5m$20.12
  • CrossCountry

    CrossCountry

    CrossCountry train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth start from $15, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 CrossCountry schedules to Bournemouth. CrossCountry in Southampton leaves from Southampton Airport Parkway . And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Coach Bus Station .

    From Southampton to Bournemouth train travel on CrossCountry takes 0 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, CrossCountry offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 37 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, CrossCountry offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bournemouth.

  • South Western Railway

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth start from $9, and on average cost . Daily there are 14 South Western Railway schedules to Bournemouth. South Western Railway in Southampton leaves from Southampton Airport Parkway . And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Coach Bus Station .

    From Southampton to Bournemouth train travel on South Western Railway takes 1 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, South Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 37 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, South Western Railway offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bournemouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton to Bournemouth during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Southampton to Bournemouth?

The distance between Southampton and Bournemouth is approximately 25 miles, or 40 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Bournemouth.

When are trains the most crowded?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Southampton to Bournemouth. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Southampton at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Southampton to Bournemouth?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Bournemouth. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bournemouth to Southampton.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Southampton?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Southampton.

All train stations in Southampton:

  • Southampton Airport Parkway

Where is the train station in Bournemouth?

Arrival stations

Bournemouth has one train station.

Train stations in Bournemouth:

  • Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

Need a return trip from Bournemouth to Southampton?

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