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London to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 2h 13m to travel from London to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 93 miles (149 km). There are normally 39 trains per day travelling from London to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from £11.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 44m
PriceFrom £11.30
Distance93 miles (149 km)
Frequency39 trains per day
First train04:30
Last train00:10
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationBournemouth
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouth Western Railway

London to Bournemouth train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Bournemouth for Tuesday 28th June 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
14:05 16:00 1h 55m, direct
14:20 16:13 1h 53m, 1 change
14:35 16:20 1h 45m, direct
15:05 17:01 1h 56m, direct
15:05 17:13 2h 8m, direct
15:35 17:24 1h 49m, direct
15:35 17:43 2h 8m, direct
16:05 17:55 1h 50m, direct
16:05 18:13 2h 8m, direct
16:21 18:17 1h 56m, 1 change

Travelling from London to Bournemouth by train this summer

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.

Journey details

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

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.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Bournemouth is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Bournemouth cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from London to Bournemouth?

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.

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

The first train from London to Bournemouth leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between London and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from London to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 93 miles (149 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bournemouth to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Bournemouth.

Cheap train tickets from London to Bournemouth

Train tickets from London to Bournemouth start at £11.30 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

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.

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