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Liverpool to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 7h 8m to travel from Liverpool to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 191 miles (308 km). There are normally 55 trains per day traveling from Liverpool to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from $63.94 when you book in advance.

First train

05:00

Last train

23:47

Departure station

Liverpool

Arrival station

Bournemouth

Journey time

From 5h 3m

Distance

191 miles (308 km)

Frequency

55 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $63.94

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, South Western Railway, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Merseyrail, Transport for Wales, Southern

Take the train from Liverpool to Bournemouth in 5 hours 3 minutes

If you want to travel from Liverpool to Bournemouth by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Liverpool to Bournemouth by train to take around 7 hours 8 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 3 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 55 trains per day running on this route, which spans 308 km. You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Bournemouth.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start from $63.94 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Liverpool to Bournemouth

Want to know more about your journey from Liverpool to Bournemouth? 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 Liverpool to Bournemouth take?

The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Bournemouth is 7 hours and 8 minutes, with around 55 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 Liverpool and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Bournemouth is 5 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Liverpool to Bournemouth cost?

Train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth can start from as little as $63.94 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 Liverpool to Bournemouth?

No, there are no direct train services from Liverpool to Bournemouth. Travelling from Liverpool to Bournemouth by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Liverpool to Bournemouth leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Liverpool to Bournemouth leaves at 23:47. 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 Liverpool and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from Liverpool to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 191 miles (308 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth

Train tickets from Liverpool to Bournemouth start at $63.94 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Liverpool to Bournemouth is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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