Planning a sunny day at the beach or a weekend away? Trains to Weymouth bring visitors within a few minutes walk of this popular seaside town's sweeping Esplanade, which runs along the three-mile stretch of Weymouth Beach towards Weymouth Pier, so you’ll be sunbathing in no time.

We’re here to be your one-stop-shop for cheap train tickets, times and info about how to get to Weymouth by train. If you want to get straight to booking, start a search for times and tickets above, or keep reading to find out more about trains to Weymouth.

How to buy cheap train tickets to Weymouth

There are a few ways you can save money on train travel this summer. Some of our top tips for booking cheap train tickets to Weymouth include:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets are usually cheaper to Weymouth if you travel during Off-Peak hours. This is normally outside of rush hours during Monday to Friday, and anytime during the weekend. We’ll highlight whether a journey is during Off-Peak train times as your search for tickets.

Book in advance

Train tickets to Weymouth normally go on sale around 12 weeks in advance, usually at their cheapest price. If Advance train tickets aren’t on sale yet, why not sign up to our Ticket Alert tool, and we’ll email you as soon as you can buy tickets for your chosen date.

Save up to 1/3 with a Railcard

Railcards can save you to 1/3 on the price of eligible train tickets to Weymouth. Costing just £30 for one year, it doesn’t take long to make your money back either. Find out if you qualify for one and buy a Railcard online with us today.

Save up to 34% with GroupSave

If you’re heading to Weymouth with three to nine of your favourite pals, we’ll let you know if you qualify for GroupSave when you search. This discount allows groups that are travelling together to save up to 34% on rail fares.

Split your train tickets

Splitting your journey into several sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Our ticket-splitting app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.

Why not check out our train deals and discounts guide to discover the latest offers from train companies you can book with us.

Popular train journeys to Weymouth (and the beach)

Travelling by train is the easiest and fastest way to get to Weymouth from the other UK destinations. South Western Railway (SWR) and Great Western Railway (GWR) run frequent services to Weymouth. Have a look at our table below for more information about the most popular routes to Weymouth, or start your search for a different station in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

RouteFastest journeyTrain operator
Dorchester to Weymouth8mGWR, SWR
London to Weymouth2h 38mSWR
Bournemouth to Weymouth49mSWR
Poole to Weymouth36mSWR
Bristol to Weymouth2h 15mGWR


Getting from Weymouth train station to the beach

Once you arrive at Weymouth train station it's super easy and quick to reach the beach. Head out onto Queen Street, then turn left onto King Street. Just keep walking until you see the beach in front of you. It takes around 5 minutes to walk in total.

Visiting Weymouth

Some of the most dramatic events of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were played out on the waters around Weymouth and Portland. The area hosted thousands of visitors over the course of the Games, and you can follow in the wake of GB gold-medallist Ben Ainslie at the area's many water sports centres.

For a slightly less energetic way to spend your day, the beautiful golden sands of the beach are hard to beat. In the summer season, you'll find everything you'd expect from a traditional seaside resort, including donkey rides and Punch & Judy shows.

And for an all-year-round sandcastle fix, head to Sandworld at the far end of the beach, where you can see, and have a go at creating the most amazing sand creations. Head to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park to learn all about the Marine World and get close to some of your favourite sea creatures. In the warren of streets off the Esplanade, you'll find a host of shops, galleries and cafes - follow the streets south to reach the historic harbour, where some of the best pubs are located.

At the pier end of the Esplanade is the Pavilion, the town's main entertainment venue, and the hard-to-miss Jurassic Skyline, which takes visitors up 174ft and offers 360-degree views of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get cheap train tickets to Weymouth?

It's easy to grab yourself cheap train tickets to Weymouth. We’d recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. 

Are trains running to Weymouth?

Trains run frequently almost every day to Weymouth, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Weymouth.

How long does it take to get to Weymouth by train?

You can view train timetables and travel times to Weymouth in our Journey Planner. Weymouth is well connected to major cities around the UK by train, just enter your departure station and travel date into our Journey Planner to see how long it takes.

Can I use my Railcard to save up to 1/3 on my trip to Weymouth?

Yes, there are several types of Railcards you can use to save up to 1/3 on your trip to Weymouth, these include:

Having a Railcard means you can use it whenever you want outside of Peak times for a whole year too.

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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