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Journey Information

There are 54 intercity coaches per day from London to Bournemouth. Traveling by coach from London to Bournemouth usually takes around 3 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Shortest duration2h 5m
Cheapest price£6.00
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from London to Bournemouth?

£10.07 is the average price of a coach ticket from London to Bournemouth. This is currently one of the best deals in coach travel. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from London to Bournemouth by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £19 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £9.53 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from London to Bournemouth?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from London to Bournemouth that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, National Express usually offers more choice, with 52 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus52h 38m£9.81
National Express524h 2m£16.09
  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Book Megabus from London to Bournemouth from £6. There are 5 Megabus schedules from London to Bournemouth and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Bournemouth. In London, Megabus departs to Bournemouth from Victoria Coach Station and no other station. In Bournemouth, Megabus arrives at Bournemouth Coach Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from London to Bournemouth takes 2 hours and 38 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Bournemouth in 2 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bournemouth.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Bournemouth from £8. There are 52 National Express schedules from London to Bournemouth and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Bournemouth. In London, National Express departs to Bournemouth from Victoria Coach Station and 4 other stations. In Bournemouth, National Express arrives at Bournemouth Coach Bus Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Bournemouth takes 4 hours and 2 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bournemouth in 2 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 56 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bournemouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from London to Bournemouth during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 94 miles from London to Bournemouth. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Bournemouth at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave London?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Bournemouth, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Bournemouth each day?

There are 54 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Bournemouth every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Bournemouth; ticket prices start at £10.30.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Bournemouth

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Bournemouth, in picturesque Dorset County, is located on the South Coast. As such, you can enjoy several miles' worth of beaches. But aside from the world-class resorts and water activities in Bournemouth, this city also reflects England's rich history, culture, and heritage.

If you're drawn to Bournemouth's museums and galleries, you must visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. This museum, styled as an Italian villa, sits atop a cliff, ensuring the views outside are as gorgeous as the art inside. The Poole Museum, housed in a Victorian warehouse, offers impressive exhibits to art, archaeology, pirate, and pottery enthusiasts.

But if you're here for the beach, head straight to the Fisherman's Walk Beach, ideal for relaxation because of its quiet atmosphere. If you'd like to stay in a dog-friendly beach lined with pretty beach huts, then it's Southbourne for you. The Alum Chine Beach is recommended for families because of its pirate-themed playground, ice cream kiosks, and restaurants.

Bournemouth also offers cliff hiking, golfing, bowling, and tennis. Of course, you can also do some watersports on a kayak, paddleboard, or surfboard. Diehard sports fans shouldn't miss the chance to visit Bournemouth's premier league stadium, Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth Airport is about 7 miles from the centre of town. The South Western Railway or CrossCountry trains are available to travel to Bournemouth from Liverpool, Manchester, or other destinations. In addition, Megabus provides coach service in and out of Bournemouth.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

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Departure stations

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

Where does the coach arrive in Bournemouth?

Arrival stations

Bournemouth Coach Bus Station is a bus and coach station that forms a travel interchange with the adjacent Bournemouth Train Station. The outdoor bus bays are located outside of a large Asda Superstore. Megabus, National Express, and local buses operate service with stops at Bournemouth Station. Inside the station building, travellers can access travel information, luggage storage, restrooms, and a coffee shop. Direct coach services depart from Bournemouth to Brighton, London, Manchester, Heathrow Airport, and more destinations across England.

Coach stations in Bournemouth:

  • Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

  • 128A Poole Rd

  • Branksome - Poole Rd

  • Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

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