If you want to travel from Southampton Central to Bournemouth by train, you've come to the right place.
The train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth usually takes around 44m but can take just 27m on the fastest CrossCountry and South Western Railway services, with around 100 trains running on this popular route per day. Trains are direct, so once you’re on board you can sit back, relax and stay connected with free WiFi available on most services.
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.
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The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth is 44 minutes, with around 100 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 Southampton Central to Bournemouth is 27 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Southampton Central to Bournemouth can start from as little as £3.80 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton Central to Bournemouth without having to change trains. There are 100 direct trains from Southampton Central to Bournemouth each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth leaves at 02:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth leaves at 02:27. 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 Southampton Central to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 23 miles (37 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 Southampton Central 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.
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