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London Waterloo to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 2h 23m to travel from London Waterloo to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 93 miles (150 km). There are normally 52 trains per day travelling from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from £11 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 43m
PriceFrom £11
Distance93 miles (150 km)
Frequency52 trains per day
First train04:30
Last train00:05
Departure stationLondon Waterloo
Arrival stationBournemouth
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouth Western Railway

London Waterloo to Bournemouth train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Waterloo to Bournemouth for Saturday 19th June 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:30 london waterloo07:48 bournemouthPlat. 13 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 18m, direct
06:30 london waterloo08:43 bournemouthPlat. 13 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 13m, direct
07:35 london waterloo09:43 bournemouthPlat. 10 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets2h 8m, direct
08:05 london waterloo10:00 bournemouthPlat. 8 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 55m, direct
08:20 london waterloo10:13 On timebournemouthPlat. 10 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 53m, 1 change
08:35 london waterloo10:20 bournemouthPlat. 11 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 45m, direct
09:05 london waterloo11:00 bournemouthPlat. 10 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 55m, direct
09:35 london waterloo11:20 bournemouthPlat. 15 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 45m, direct
10:05 london waterloo12:00 bournemouthPlat. 14 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 55m, direct
10:20 london waterloo12:14 bournemouthPlat. 9 estimatedsouth western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 54m, 1 change

Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth in 1h 43m

If you want to know more about the journey from London Waterloo to Bournemouth by train, look no further!

On average, it takes around 2h 23m to travel from London Waterloo to Bournemouth by train, and you'll usually find 52 trains running along the route daily for 93 miles (150 km). Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way. Want to get to Bournemouth quickly? Take a South Western Railway service – you’ll reach your destination in just 1h 43m on the fastest trains. Enjoy free WiFi, a catering service, quiet zones and more on South Western Railway trains.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Have a look at our timetable to check if trains are running from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London Waterloo and Bournemouth is 2 hours and 23 minutes, with around 52 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 Waterloo and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth is 1 hour and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth cost?

Train ticket prices from London Waterloo to Bournemouth can start from as little as £11 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 Waterloo to Bournemouth?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Waterloo to Bournemouth without having to change trains. There are 52 direct trains from London Waterloo 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 Waterloo to Bournemouth leave?

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

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

The last train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth leaves at 00:05. 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 Waterloo and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from London Waterloo to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 93 miles (150 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

Train tickets from London Waterloo to Bournemouth start at £11 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 Waterloo 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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