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Liverpool - Bournemouth Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Liverpool to Bournemouth. Traveling by train from Liverpool to Bournemouth usually takes around 7 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest West Midlands Railway + Connections train can make the trip in 4 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance192 mi (309 km)
Fastest train4h 56m
Lowest price$166.77
Most frequent serviceWest Midlands Railway + Connections
Train lines5

Which train should you take from Liverpool to Bournemouth?

There are 5 train lines with service from Liverpool to Bournemouth. West Midlands Railway + Connections is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arriva Trains Wales + Connections19h 56m$172.83
Merseyrail + Connections68h 40m$174.38
Northern Rail + Connections25h 58m$172.83
Virgin Trains + Connections36h 48m$172.83
West Midlands Railway + Connections77h 37m$173.96
  • Arriva Trains Wales + Connections

    Arriva Trains Wales + Connections

    Arriva Trains Wales + Connections train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start from $173, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Arriva Trains Wales + Connections schedules to Bournemouth. Arriva Trains Wales + Connections in Liverpool leaves from Liverpool South Parkway . And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Train Station .

    From Liverpool to Bournemouth train travel on Arriva Trains Wales + Connections takes 9 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, Arriva Trains Wales + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Bournemouth on a weekend there is typically one Arriva Trains Wales + Connections scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Liverpool.

  • Merseyrail + Connections

    Merseyrail + Connections

    Merseyrail + Connections train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start from $167, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Merseyrail + Connections schedules to Bournemouth. Merseyrail + Connections in Liverpool leaves from Brunswick and one other station. And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Train Station .

    From Liverpool to Bournemouth train travel on Merseyrail + Connections takes 8 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, Merseyrail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Merseyrail + Connections offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bournemouth.

  • Northern Rail + Connections

    Northern Rail + Connections

    Northern Rail + Connections train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start from $173, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Northern Rail + Connections schedules to Bournemouth. Northern Rail + Connections in Liverpool leaves from Liverpool South Parkway . And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Train Station .

    From Liverpool to Bournemouth train travel on Northern Rail + Connections takes 5 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, Northern Rail + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Northern Rail + Connections offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bournemouth.

  • Virgin Trains + Connections

    Virgin Trains + Connections

    Virgin Trains + Connections train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start from $173, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Virgin Trains + Connections schedules to Bournemouth. Virgin Trains + Connections in Liverpool leaves from Liverpool Lime St . And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Train Station .

    From Liverpool to Bournemouth train travel on Virgin Trains + Connections takes 6 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, Virgin Trains + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Virgin Trains + Connections offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bournemouth.

  • West Midlands Railway + Connections

    West Midlands Railway + Connections

    West Midlands Railway + Connections train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start from $167, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 West Midlands Railway + Connections schedules to Bournemouth. West Midlands Railway + Connections in Liverpool leaves from Liverpool South Parkway and one other station. And in Bournemouth trains arrive at Bournemouth Train Station .

    From Liverpool to Bournemouth train travel on West Midlands Railway + Connections takes 7 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bournemouth faster, West Midlands Railway + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, West Midlands Railway + Connections offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Bournemouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Liverpool and Bournemouth is approximately 192 miles, or 309 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 56 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Liverpool to Bournemouth tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Liverpool at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Liverpool to Bournemouth?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bournemouth to Liverpool.

City Information

Liverpool

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Although Liverpool is only England's 10th largest city, its fame ballooned as the birthplace of the world's biggest rock band: The Beatles. Visiting Liverpool would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Beatles Statue, located near the port, followed by a visit to The Beatles Story museum, where visitors can immerse themselves in the band's rise to fame.

To explore some of Liverpool's older history, the Merseyside Maritime Museum provides fascinating exhibits on the city's great port-town past, including exhibitions on the Titanic as well as the Battle of the Atlantic. Football fanatics should check out the world-famous Anfield Stadium, where regular tours help visitors revel in the history and glory of this iconic football club.

Traveling to Liverpool is easy thanks to several rail providers, which facilitate travel around the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Liverpool also has two significant bus terminals for access via coach and an international airport for those traveling from further afield.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Liverpool?

Main departure station: Liverpool James St

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

All train stations in Liverpool:

  • Liverpool James St

  • Liverpool South Parkway Station

  • Liverpool Lime Street Station

  • Brunswick

Where is the train station in Bournemouth?

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Main arrival station: Bournemouth Train Station

Bournemouth Railway Station is the primary train station serving the seaside town of Bournemouth. This station is a major stop along the South West Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth and the end of the CrossCountry route from Manchester to Bournemouth. The large red-brick building is across from an Asda Superstore and adjacent to the Bournemouth Coach and Bus Station. Since the train station is slightly northeast of downtown Bournemouth and the famous quayside, most travelers will likely transfer to a local bus right outside to reach their accommodations and activities.

All train stations in Bournemouth:

  • Bournemouth Train Station

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