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Bournemouth Station

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:40 - 20:40
    Saturday 05:40 - 20:40
    Sunday 06:40 - 20:40
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Main Premium
  • Car parking spaces : 367
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£225.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 118
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Bournemouth Station


Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8HX
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:40 - 20:40
Saturday 05:40 - 20:40
Sunday 06:40 - 20:40

Bournemouth Live Departures


Disruption between Wimbledon and London Waterloo. More information can be found in Latest Travel News.



South Western Railway

Plat. 3

On time



South Western Railway

Plat. 3

On time



South Western Railway

Plat. 3

On time

Useful links when visiting Bournemouth by train