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Exeter to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 4h 24m to travel from Exeter to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 73 miles (118 km). There are normally 93 trains per day travelling from Exeter to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from £16.80 when you book in advance.

First train

04:10

Last train

00:24

Departure station

Exeter

Arrival station

Bournemouth

Journey time

From 2h 58m

Distance

73 miles (118 km)

Frequency

93 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £16.80

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Taking the train from Exeter to Bournemouth in 2 hours 58 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Exeter to Bournemouth? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 4 hours 24 minutes to travel the 73 miles (118 km) from Exeter to Bournemouth by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 58 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 93 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You're likely to be travelling with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or CrossCountry to Bournemouth. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Exeter to Bournemouth in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £16.80. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Bournemouth by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Exeter and Bournemouth is 4 hours and 24 minutes, with around 93 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 Exeter and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Exeter to Bournemouth is 2 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Exeter to Bournemouth cost?

Train ticket prices from Exeter to Bournemouth can start from as little as £16.80 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.

Is there a direct train from Exeter to Bournemouth?

No, there are no direct train services from Exeter to Bournemouth. Travelling from Exeter to Bournemouth by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Exeter to Bournemouth leaves at 04:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Exeter to Bournemouth leaves at 00:24. 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 Exeter and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from Exeter to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 73 miles (118 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Bournemouth

Train tickets from Exeter to Bournemouth start at £16.80 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.

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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