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Trains from Bournemouth to Southampton

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Travel in comfort with CrossCountry when going from Bournemouth to Southampton. Enjoy no booking fees on Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.

The train from Bournemouth to Southampton takes you along the coast, where you will see views of the sea as you look out the window. You will travel through the beautiful countryside of the New Forest National Park before arriving at Southampton Central Station, all in under 30 minutes.

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CrossCountry Trains from Bournemouth to Southampton Central

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Travelling to Southampton

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:30
  • Last CrossCountry train - 19:45

Travelling from Bournemouth to Southampton

The historic city of Southampton has become one of the most popular leisure and cultural destinations for good reason. Known as the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton enjoys the excitement and charm of a bustling waterfront location, and the coming and going of millions of visitors each year. Its diverse nightlife, exciting retail opportunities, varied leisure facilities, art and heritage attractions, and a lively events programme means your trip to Southampton will be jam-packed full of fun.

Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Southampton?

Yes, direct trains are available on the CrossCountry network from Bournemouth to Southampton.

What amenities are available onboard trains from Bournemouth to Southampton?

If you choose to travel from Bournemouth to Southampton with CrossCountry, your journey will be a comfortable one. We offer a full range of amenities including a variety of seating options, some with tables, plenty of charge points for your electricals, luggage storage areas, and an at-seat service providing drinks and light refreshments. If you fancy treating yourself, why not book a ticket in our First Class coaches?

Does Southampton Central Station have step-free access?

As Southampton Central Station is step-free throughout, it is accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Along with assistance reaching platforms for those who require it, passengers can also use accessible ticket machines and counters, as well as ramps to board and disembark trains.

How far is the city centre?

As its name would suggest, Southampton Central Station is located right in the city centre and is perfectly located for you to begin exploring the city.

Does the station have family areas?

Southampton Central Station has baby changing facilities available, as well as waiting rooms for families with children. You will find a café should you need refreshments.

More questions?

For further information about Southampton Central Station, check out our station guide.

Once you have arrived in Southampton

Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Southampton

Southampton Central Station is serviced by many bus routes that link it to the city centre and the surrounding areas, and you will find bus stops outside the station. There is a taxi rank at the station for those who wish to travel directly to their next destination.

Shopping in Southampton

Southampton is a shopping hub on the south coast, offering an array of shopping options to keep everyone happy. There are two indoor shopping centres, a large IKEA store, an impressive retail park and a host of boutique shops to name just a few options. Westquay shopping centre is the most well-known mall and it boasts over 100 stores, spread over three levels. It also has an entire level dedicated to delicious restaurants, so you can take a break from shopping and re-energise with some tasty food. Bedford Place is just a short walk from the city centre and is home to small, independent, up-market businesses. Here you will find a throng of bars, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Alternatively, Southampton Market opens on Fridays and Saturdays, selling everything from antiques and vintage jewellery to food and flowers.

Culture in Southampton

Southampton is a cultural city, home to many art galleries, fascinating museums, live music venues, festivals and a magnificent theatre. Step back in time and take a guided walk of the city’s old walls or head to the newly refurbished timber-framed Tudor House and Garden in the Old Town. Visit the Sea City Museum to hear the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and historic connections with the Titanic. Wander around the award-winning City Art Gallery, run by Southampton City Council, that is home to one of the best publicly-owned art collections outside of London.

See what’s on at the O2 Southampton Guildhall – a multi-purpose venue staging major rock, contemporary and classical music events. For a more intimate gig, try The Brook in Portswood where you can get up close and personal with the bands. Stop off for dinner at Southampton’s bustling port, where you can sample food from around the globe.

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