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Bournemouth station is located on Holdenhurst Road near St Paul’s roundabout. At the request of council authorities in the 1800s, the station was built outside of the main town centre but it is still easily accessible via a 15-minute bus journey from the town centre and seafront. Bournemouth station is served by South West Trains, which runs fast trains from Bournemouth to London Waterloo, and CrossCountry, which heads north to Manchester.

Bournemouth station was opened under the name of Bournemouth East in 1885, replacing the old station on the opposite side of Holdenhurst Road. In 1899, it was renamed Bournemouth Central. It was then renamed again in 1967 when it became simply Bournemouth station. The roof was damaged in the storm of 1987 and in 2000, the building underwent extensive renovation work. Platforms three and four are joined together and form one of the longest platforms in the country.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:40
Saturday 05:40 - 20:40
Sunday 06:40 - 20:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameMain Premium
Car parking spaces367
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces118
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access from both station entrances to both platforms.

Interchange is via either a stepped footbridge or a ramped underpass. A buggy is available for passenger use on request - please speak to a member of staff or our Assisted Travel team (0800 52 82 100)

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Bournemouth train timetables are found in the main ticket hall, accessible via platform two. In total there are four platforms at Bournemouth station. Passengers from London will arrive on platforms three and four and can exit via the side entrance to find taxis. To reach the main car park, passengers should cross the bridge and exit the station through the side entrance on platform two. Passengers taking trains from Bournemouth to London and Southampton will leave from platform two.

Departures and arrivals from Bournemouth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bournemouth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway08:583On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway09:222On time
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway09:244On time
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry09:452On time
to Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway09:583On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:46Scheduled
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway09:084On time
from Southampton CentralSouth Western Railway09:433On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry09:563Late
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:02Scheduled
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