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Bournemouth - Sway Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Bournemouth to Sway. Traveling by train from Bournemouth to Sway usually takes around 20 minutes, but the fastest South Western Railway train can make the trip in 18 minutes.

Distance13 mi (21 km)
Fastest train0h 18m
Lowest price$6.71
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceSouth Western Railway
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Bournemouth to Sway?

South Western Railway is the one and only train line which connects Bournemouth to Sway. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
South Western Railway90h 20m$7.50
  • South Western Railway

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway train tickets from Bournemouth to Sway start from $7, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 South Western Railway schedules to Sway. South Western Railway in Bournemouth leaves from Pokesdown Train Station and one other station. And in Sway trains arrive at Station Road .

    From Bournemouth to Sway train travel on South Western Railway takes 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Sway faster, South Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 18 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bournemouth to Sway 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Bournemouth to Sway?

The distance between Bournemouth and Sway is approximately 13 miles, or 21 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Sway.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Bournemouth to Sway on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Bournemouth at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Bournemouth to Sway?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to Sway. 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 Sway to Bournemouth.

City Information


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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, archeology, 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 center 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 bus service in and out of Bournemouth.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Bournemouth?

Main departure station: Pokesdown Train Station

There are two stations in Bournemouth where you can board the train to Sway.

All train stations in Bournemouth:

  • Pokesdown Train Station

  • Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

Where is the train station in Sway?

Main arrival station: Station Road

Sway has one train station.

All train stations in Sway:

  • Station Road

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