Bournemouth East Cliff Lift is a funicular railway that avoids the steep hill between the town and the seafront. It’s historic too, and a much more enjoyable way of getting up or down than the paths! Funiculars have operated in Europe since 1862, and in Britain since 1875.


It's easy to reach Bournemouth East Cliff Lift, in Dorset, by train. Simply hop on a train to Bournemouth station and walk through the town from the station.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Bournemouth East Cliff Lift’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:40:00 until 20:40:00
  • Saturday open from 05:40:00 until 20:40:00
  • Sunday open from 06:40:00 until 20:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step-free category B station - This station has level access from the main car park to Platforms 1 and 2 (for most trains towards London Waterloo). There is level access from the bus and coach station to Platforms 3 and 4 (for most trains towards Weymouth) via a separate entrance. There are long and steep ramps between platforms - up to 1:8 gradient.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on both platforms. The National key toilets are located on both platforms; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email:
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameMain
Car parking spaces329
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces118
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Bournemouth station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Bournemouth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bournemouth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WeymouthSouth Western Railway23:283On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway23:443On time
to PooleSouth Western Railway00:233On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway05:152Scheduled
to BrockenhurstSouth Western Railway05:372Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway23:073On time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry23:142On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway23:253On time
from BrockenhurstSouth Western Railway23:423On time
from WeymouthSouth Western Railway00:032On time

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