Fancy a day on the beach or weekend away in Bournemouth this summer and want to get there by train? You've come to the right place.
The train from London to Bournemouth usually takes 2 hours and 21 minutes, but can take just 1 hour and 44 minutes on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with South Western Railway and their trains offer comfortable seating, space for luggage and, on most services, free WiFi.
If you’re heading for a relaxing day at the beach or a wander along Boscombe Pier, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book your trains to Bournemouth and search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you use a Railcard or travel during Off-Peak times.
So what are you waiting for? Search for cheap train tickets from London to Bournemouth in our Journey Planner today, or keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.
The average journey time by train between London and Bournemouth is 2 hours and 13 minutes, with around 39 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 London to Bournemouth is 1 hour and 44 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Bournemouth can start from as little as £11.30 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 London to Bournemouth without having to change trains. There are 39 direct trains from London to Bournemouth each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Bournemouth leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Bournemouth leaves at 00:10. 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 London to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 93 miles (149 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 London to Bournemouth 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.
Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.
For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.