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Going to Bournemouth for a sunny day out on the beach or a weekend away? South Western Railway services will take you from London to Bournemouth in just under two hours and from Southampton to Bournemouth in less than an hour.

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.

Station details & facilities

Train services to Bournemouth station

Bournemouth train station is mainly served by CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains. Frequent South Western Railway services cover the routes from London Waterloo to Bournemouth in 2h 23m, from Southampton Central to Bournemouth in 44m and from Weymouth to Bournemouth in 59m. CrossCountry trains connect Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth in 4h 56m.

Need more information on how to get to Bournemouth by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Bournemouth.

How to get from Bournemouth station to the beach

It's easy to reach Bournemouth beach from the train station and it takes just over 20 minutes to walk there. Simply head out of the station onto Holdenhurst Road. Cross straight over the roundabout onto Bath Road and then turn into Bath Road South Car Park. Once you've passed through the car park, you'll see the beach ahead of you. From Bournemouth station, you can also get to Boscombe beach – you just need to walk for about 15 minutes.

Check out our guide to the best beaches near London to reach by train for more details on Bournemouth's beaches.

Bournemouth train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Bournemouth station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Bournemouth railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Bournemouth.

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.

Bournemouth train station parking

Bournemouth train station has one car park right next to Platform 2. Step-free access is available here as well as throughout the whole station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Bournemouth station open?

Bournemouth station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Bournemouth station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Bournemouth station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Bournemouth.

Are there toilets at Bournemouth station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Bournemouth station.

Are dogs allowed at Bournemouth station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Bournemouth station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

How do I get from Bournemouth station to the beach?

It's easy to reach Bournemouth beach from the train station and it takes just over 20 minutes to walk there. Simply head out of the station onto Holdenhurst Road. Cross straight over the roundabout onto Bath Road and then turn into Bath Road South Car Park. Once you've passed through the car park, you'll see the beach ahead of you.

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 WeymouthSouth Western Railway01:002Early
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway01:002Early
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway01:003Early
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway01:001Early
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway01:003Early
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway01:002Early
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway01:001Early
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway01:002Early
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway01:003Early
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway01:003Early
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