It takes an average of 3h 52m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 80 miles (129 km). There are normally 116 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from £10.10 when you book in advance.
From 2h 21m
80 miles (129 km)
116 trains per day
If you want to know more about the journey from Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth by train is 3 hours 52 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 21 minutes. You'll usually find 116 trains per day travelling the 80 miles (129 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Bournemouth. You'll be travelling with Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Thameslink on your way to Bournemouth, as these are the main rail operators on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Gatwick Airport to Bournemouth start from £10.10 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bournemouth, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
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