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Travelling from Southampton Airport to Bournemouth is quick and easy with CrossCountry. Speed through the New forest and make your way to the pretty coastal town of Bournemouth. Whatever your reason for making the journey, there’s plenty to do in this charming Victorian seaside resort.
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Travelling to Bournemouth
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Travelling from Southampton Airport to Bournemouth
Bournemouth has been attracting visitors for generations, since it gained popularity with Victorians looking to travel for their health. Since then there have been some modernisations but there is still plenty of character to be found here.
Are there direct trains from Southampton Airport to Bournemouth?
Yes, travelling from Southampton Airport to Bournemouth is quick and easy with CrossCountry.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Southampton Airport to Bournemouth?
When travelling from Southampton Airport to Bournemouth you can make the most of all the amenities you would expect on a CrossCountry train; think comfy seats, many of which have tables, ample luggage storage space, and sockets for charging electric devices. A trolley service of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments is also available. If you fancy even more comfort, we recommend upgrading to a First Class ticket.
Does Bournemouth Station have step-free access?
Bournemouth Station has step-free access throughout the station. There is also assistance reaching platforms available for those who require, as well as accessible ticket machines and offices and a ramp for train access.
How far is the city centre?
Bournemouth station is situated just outside the town centre, and a short 10 minute bus will take you right to the sea front.
Does the station have family areas?
Bournemouth station has a waiting room which families can use, but customers are advised that there are no Baby changing facilities at the station.
For further information about Bournemouth Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Bournemouth
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Bournemouth
Those with an onward journey from Bournemouth Station may well choose to use the excellent bus service which connects the town with the wider area. Alternatively, a taxi rank can be found adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Bournemouth
There’s plenty of shopping options in Bournemouth. The pedestrianised high street has a mix of department stores, well known brands, and independent boutiques. As you move away from the High Street you will find Westover Road teeming with designer items, or head to The Triangle for a more vintage and bohemian vibe. Bournemouth’s suburbs also offer visitors a great variety of shopping options, and the coastal villages of Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne also have unique options.
Culture in Bournemouth
There’s a reason people have flocked to Bournemouth for centuries; with so much to see and do the beach-side town is a holiday destination for the whole family. Choose between the Bournemouth Gardens, Bournemouth Pier with all its lights and attractions or even an adventure course, complete with a zip wire! The town also has two theatres showing a wide variety of different performances throughout the year.
Spending time in Bournemouth
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Bournemouth Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
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