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Norwich to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 6h 6m to travel from Norwich to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 189 miles (304 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Norwich to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from $33.31 when you book in advance.

First train

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Departure station

Norwich

Arrival station

Bournemouth

Journey time

From 4h 13m

Distance

189 miles (304 km)

Frequency

26 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $33.31

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Greater Anglia, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink

Taking the train from Norwich to Bournemouth in 4 hours 13 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Norwich to Bournemouth? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 6 hours 6 minutes to travel the 304 km from Norwich to Bournemouth by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 13 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 26 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Norwich to Bournemouth start from $33.31 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Bournemouth? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for Norwich to Bournemouth

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

The average journey time by train between Norwich and Bournemouth is 6 hours and 6 minutes, with around 26 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 Norwich and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Norwich to Bournemouth is 4 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Norwich to Bournemouth cost?

Train tickets from Norwich to Bournemouth can start from as little as $33.31 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 Norwich to Bournemouth?

No, there are no direct train services from Norwich to Bournemouth. Travelling from Norwich to Bournemouth by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Norwich to Bournemouth leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Norwich to Bournemouth leaves at 22:33. 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 Norwich and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from Norwich to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 189 miles (304 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Norwich to Bournemouth

Train tickets from Norwich to Bournemouth start at $33.31 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 Norwich to Bournemouth is right for you.

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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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