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The train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central usually takes 42 minutes on average to travel 23 miles (37 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 28 minutes. You can expect to find 91 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Southampton Central, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Hop on a train operated by either South Western Railway or CrossCountry to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.
You can save money on train tickets from Bournemouth to Southampton Central if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £4.10. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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The average journey time by train between Bournemouth and Southampton Central is 42 minutes, with around 91 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central is 28 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bournemouth to Southampton Central can start from as little as £4.10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bournemouth to Southampton Central without having to change trains. There are 91 direct trains from Bournemouth to Southampton Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central leaves at 04:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central leaves at 23:12. 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.
Trains travelling from Bournemouth to Southampton Central cover a distance of around 23 miles (37 km) during the journey.
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 Bournemouth to Southampton Central is right for you.
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.
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