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Southampton Central to Bournemouth by train

It takes an average of 38m to travel from Southampton Central to Bournemouth by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (37 km). There are normally 146 trains per day travelling from Southampton Central to Bournemouth and tickets for this journey start from £4.10 when you book in advance.

First train

05:20

Last train

01:59

Departure station

Southampton Central

Arrival station

Bournemouth

Journey time

From 27m

Distance

23 miles (37 km)

Frequency

146 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £4.10

Train operators

CrossCountry, South Western Railway

Travelling by train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

Planning a sunny day out or weekend away in Bournemouth 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Southampton Central 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 Southampton Central to Bournemouth take?

The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth is 38 minutes, with around 146 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 Southampton Central and Bournemouth by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth is 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton Central to Bournemouth without having to change trains. There are 146 direct trains from Southampton Central 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 Southampton Central to Bournemouth leave?

The first train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth leave?

The last train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth leaves at 01:59. 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 Southampton Central and Bournemouth by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton Central to Bournemouth cover a distance of around 23 miles (37 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

Train tickets from Southampton Central to Bournemouth start at £4.10 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 Southampton Central 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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