Planning a sunny day out or weekend away in Bournemouth this summer and want to travel by train? Look no further.
The train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth usually takes 44 minutes, but can take just 27 minutes on the fastest services. You can travel direct on this route with CrossCountry or South Western Railway. You'll find comfortable seating, space for luggage and on most services, free WiFi as standard.
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.
Why not start a search for cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to Bournemouth with us today? If you want to find out more, keep reading for faqs and money-saving tips.
The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth is 46 minutes, with around 118 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 £4.10 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 118 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 04:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth leaves at 01:38. 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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.