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Trains to Bournemouth

Bournemouth train station is located approximately 2 miles north of the city centre, near the intersection between the A338 and the A35 roads. The railway station is conveniently located 6 miles away from the city's international airport and within walking distance of a large supermarket, several hotels, and recreational facilities like Dean Park Cricket Ground and the Meyrick Park golf club.

Popular train routes to Bournemouth

London to Bournemouth
Southampton to Bournemouth
Southampton Airport to Bournemouth
Manchester to Bournemouth
Birmingham to Bournemouth

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Visiting Bournemouth

The town's beaches are well-known throughout the UK. Boscombe Pier, opened 1889 and extended and renovated since then, is a popular destinations for tourists as well as locals. The beaches are very popular, due in part to how well maintained they are, and due to the region’s hot summers.

St Peter’s Church, which saw its completion in 1879, is another stop-off for tourists. Bournemouth railway station was built in July 1885 and featured an impressive glass canopy roof, which to this day is one of the station's most representative features and is in itself a location worth having a look at.

Bournemouth will also delight culture enthusiasts with The Pavilion, which shows West End productions, as well as operas and ballet. Families will also find entertainment at the city’s very own air show, which is held each year in August.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Bournemouth

There are a number of ways in which you can find cheap train tickets to Bournemouth to help you save money and explore the resort. Whether you are getting a train to Bournemouth for work or leisure, our journey planner can help you find the cheapest available tickets on the days you want to travel.

Benefit from cheap tickets to Bournemouth by using a national railcard. If you travel more than a few times a year, buying an eligible railcard can allow you to save up to 1/3 off the price of your train tickets*, meaning you can spend more on things to see and do. To see out the different types of railcards, eligibility requirements and to buy a card online, check out our railcards page.

Another way to save money on train tickets to Bournemouth is by purchasing an Advanced ticket. In most cases, the earlier you book Advanced tickets, the cheaper travelling to Bournemouth will be. Advance tickets typically go on sale 12 weeks in advance, so if you are off to hit the shops or a night out with friends pencilled in the calendar, simply look out for the “Advanced ticket” type when your search for tickets using our Journey Planner, or sign up to our Ticket alert to find out as soon as your tickets go on sale. Make sure you book these tickets as early as possible, because the longer you wait, the more the price can go up.

Want more handy hints on how to save money on train tickets? Check out our cheap train tickets page.

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