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Southampton to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 44m to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 24 miles (38 km). There are normally 266 trains per day traveling from Southampton to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from $5.84 when you book in advance.

First train

05:20

Last train

01:45

Departure station

Southampton

Arrival station

Bournemouth

Journey time

From 27m

Distance

24 miles (38 km)

Frequency

266 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $5.84

Train operators

CrossCountry, South Western Railway

Take the train from Southampton to Bournemouth in 27 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from Southampton to Bournemouth by train to take around 44 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 27 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 266 trains per day running on this route, which spans 38 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available 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 Southampton to Bournemouth start from $5.84 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 Southampton to Bournemouth

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

The average journey time by train between Southampton and Bournemouth is 44 minutes, with around 266 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 Southampton and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton to Bournemouth is 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton to Bournemouth cost?

Train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth can start from as little as $5.84 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 Southampton to Bournemouth?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth without having to change trains. There are 266 direct trains from Southampton to Bournemouth each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southampton to Bournemouth leaves at 01:45. 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 Southampton and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 24 miles (38 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth

Train tickets from Southampton to Bournemouth start at $5.84 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 Southampton 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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