Enjoy travelling from Southampton to Bournemouth with CrossCountry thanks to our excellent service, Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The train from Southampton to Bournemouth takes you through the beautiful countryside of the New Forest National Park, whisking you past ancient trees as you rush towards the coast. As you get closer to Bournemouth, you’ll pass along an amazing section of track along the coast, giving you glimpses of the sea as you reach your destination. The train takes you directly to Bournemouth Station, just a short walk from the city centre or the beach.
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Travelling to Bournemouth
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Travelling from Southampton to Bournemouth
Bournemouth is a brilliantly British seaside destination. Whatever the weather, you’ll have a lovely time. Whether you’re looking for a summer’s day out complete with a stroll along the pier, ice cream and a quick dip, or you’re visiting in the winter for shopping and a night at the theatre, Bournemouth has something for you.
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. Why not reserve a seat in our First Class carriage and treat yourself to an even more enjoyable experience?
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
Bournemouth Station is serviced by many bus routes linking it to the city centre and the surrounding areas. There is no taxi rank available at the station, although local taxis can be booked in advance.
Shopping in Bournemouth
The centre of Bournemouth is pedestrianised, making it a haven for shoppers looking for all their high street favourites. Bournemouth is also home to Castlepoint, the UK’s biggest shopping park – anything you can’t find here isn’t worth finding! However, if you’re looking for boutique shops and a more traditional feel, you’ll want to head out of the centre and into the suburbs. Boscombe is full of retro boutiques and cafes, while Southbourne is home to quirky arts and crafts shops and galleries.
Culture in Bournemouth
The main attraction in Bournemouth is its beautiful beaches. The waves that lap the shores are some of the warmest in the UK. If you’re looking for a day out at the beach, spend some time at Bournemouth Pier, which is home to a range of traditional attractions, as well as some ultra-modern computer arcade games. If the weather isn’t good, why not duck into one of Bournemouth’s many aquariums, galleries or museums? In the evening, grab a bite to eat at a fish and chip shop right on the beach to wrap up your perfect seaside day.
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 journey!
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