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Buses from Bournemouth to London

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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity buses per day from Bournemouth to London. Traveling by bus from Bournemouth to London usually takes around 3 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Shortest duration2h 10m
Cheapest price$8.09
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Bournemouth to London?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bournemouth to London. Of these two carriers, National Express usually offers more choice, with 22 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus53h 11m$13.09
National Express223h 40m$23.77

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 94 miles from Bournemouth to London. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 10 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 bus 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 bus?

Because many passengers travel from Bournemouth to London at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bournemouth?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bournemouth to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 25 scheduled buses that travel from Bournemouth to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bournemouth to London; ticket prices start at $19.23.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bournemouth?

Departure stations

Buses to London leave from 3 stations in Bournemouth.

Bus stations in Bournemouth:

  • Branksome - Poole Rd

  • 128A Poole Rd

Where does the bus arrive in London?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in London.

Bus stations in London:

  • Stratford City Bus Station

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