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Southampton-Bournemouth Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth?

Lowest Price£11.86
Fastest Train0h 36m
Trains Per Day14
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton to Bournemouth right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Southampton to Bournemouth?

In the last month, £13.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Southampton, STH to Bournemouth, BMH. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

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 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Bournemouth.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Southampton to Bournemouth are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Southampton at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 14 scheduled trains on most days. 6 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Southampton to Bournemouth for £7.66.

Which train should you take from Southampton to Bournemouth?

There are 4 train lines with service from Southampton, Southampton to Bournemouth, Bournemouth. South Western Railway is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry40h 38m£13.50
South Western Railway80h 57m£13.38
South Western Railway + Connections30h 57m£13.50
Southern + Connections21h 8m£13.30

Where is the train station in Southampton?

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 4 stops and stations in Southampton where you can board the train:

  • Swaythling
  • Woolston
  • Southampton Airport Parkway
  • Overline House

Where is the train station in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth receives travelers from Southampton at its two active train stations:

  • Bournemouth Train Station
  • Pokesdown

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