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Bournemouth - London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Bournemouth to London. Traveling by train from Bournemouth to London usually takes around 2 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest South Western Railway train can make the trip in one hour and 49 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Fastest train1h 49m
Lowest price$13.56
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceSouth Western Railway
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Bournemouth to London?

South Western Railway is the one and only train line which connects Bournemouth to London. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
South Western Railway102h 12m$42.33
  • South Western Railway

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway train tickets from Bournemouth to London start from $14, and on average cost . Daily there are 10 South Western Railway schedules to London. South Western Railway in Bournemouth leaves from Bournemouth Coach Bus Station . And in London trains arrive at Waterloo Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Bournemouth to London train travel on South Western Railway takes 2 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, South Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 49 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 London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Bournemouth to London 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 London?

The distance between Bournemouth and London is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 49 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Bournemouth to London on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday 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 2:00pm. 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 London?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to London. 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 London to Bournemouth.

City Information

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, 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.

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 is the train station in Bournemouth?

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Main departure station: Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

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, travelers can access travel information, luggage storage, restrooms, and a coffee shop. Direct bus services depart from Bournemouth to Brighton, London, Manchester, Heathrow Airport, and more destinations across England.

All train stations in Bournemouth:

  • Bournemouth Coach Bus Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Waterloo Station

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Bournemouth will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in London:

All train stations in London:

  • Waterloo Station

  • Clapham Junction

  • Wimbledon

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