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Bournemouth to Dorchester by train

It takes an average of 46m to travel from Bournemouth to Dorchester by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (41 km). There are normally 88 trains per day traveling from Bournemouth to Dorchester and tickets for this journey start from $14.38 when you book in advance.

First train

05:02

Last train

23:39

Departure station

Bournemouth

Arrival station

Dorchester

Journey time

From 39m

Distance

25 miles (41 km)

Frequency

88 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $14.38

Train operators

South Western Railway

Traveling from Bournemouth to Dorchester by train

Looking to travel from Bournemouth to Dorchester by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 46 minutes to travel from Bournemouth to Dorchester by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 39 minutes though. You'll usually find 88 trains per day running along the 41 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Dorchester.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bournemouth to Dorchester start from $14.38 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Dorchester by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Bournemouth to Dorchester

Want to know more about your journey from Bournemouth to Dorchester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester take?

The average journey time by train between Bournemouth and Dorchester is 46 minutes, with around 88 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bournemouth and Dorchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bournemouth to Dorchester is 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester cost?

Train tickets from Bournemouth to Dorchester can start from as little as $14.38 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bournemouth to Dorchester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bournemouth to Dorchester without having to change trains. There are 88 direct trains from Bournemouth to Dorchester each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bournemouth to Dorchester leave?

The first train from Bournemouth to Dorchester leaves at 05:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bournemouth to Dorchester leave?

The last train from Bournemouth to Dorchester leaves at 23:39. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bournemouth and Dorchester by train?

Trains travelling from Bournemouth to Dorchester cover a distance of around 25 miles (41 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dorchester to Bournemouth.

Cheap train tickets from Bournemouth to Dorchester

Train tickets from Bournemouth to Dorchester start at $14.38 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Bournemouth to Dorchester is right for you.

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