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Trains from Southampton to Bournemouth

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Enjoy travelling from Southampton to Bournemouth with CrossCountry thanks to our excellent service, no booking fees and 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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CrossCountry Trains from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

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Travelling to Bournemouth

  • First CrossCountry train - 07:56
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:43

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 to Bournemouth?

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

What amenities are available onboard trains from Southampton to Bournemouth?

Travel from Southampton to Bournemouth with CrossCountry and you can expect to find our usual standard of care – a variety of seating options, including tables, charge points, luggage storage and an at-seat service of drinks and light refreshments. If you’re looking for even more comfort, why not book a ticket in our First Class coach?

Does Bournemouth Station have step-free access?

As Bournemouth 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 will also have access to accessible ticket machines, counters and ramps to reach trains.

How far is the city centre?

Bournemouth Train Station is located a short 10-minute bus ride from the city centre.

Does the station have family areas?

Bournemouth Station does not have baby changing facilities available, but there are waiting rooms for families with children.

More questions?

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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