We are aware of the ASLEF Union's plans for industrial action at CrossCountry on Thursday 7 December, and action short of a strike between Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December – more information
Please only travel if essential on Sunday 3 December, services are expected to be extremely busy due to industrial action and engineering work affecting other train operators - more information
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|Ticket office information||
Outside both station entrances and in booking hall
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 05:45 to 19:15 Saturday: 06:15 to 18:00 Sunday: 07:45 to 18:30|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
To Southampton / Brockenhurst: Station entrance on Halfords side.
To Poole: Station entrance on Asda side.
|Bournemouth station customer services||
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 19:00|
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||Closed until further notice|
|Toilets information||The 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: [email protected].|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Public Wi-Fi||Find WiFi Hotspots around Bournemouth station|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
Assistance from station staff is available to customers boarding and alighting trains, and moving through this station - at all times trains are running. Please make yourself known to staff at the Ticket Gateline. You can book assistance up to 2 hours before your journey when travelling on South Western Railway. Planning in advance isn't always possible so do not worry if you haven't booked - our staff will do their best to assist you onto your preferred train.Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day Saturday: 24 Hours a Day Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
|Helpline contact details||0800 5282100|
|Customer help points available|
|Customer help points information||
Customer Help points are located on every platform
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket machines information||
All South Western Railway ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. All machines are accessible, however the station may not be so please check the station access note for further details
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step-free category B2 station. Level access to both sides of station from separate entrances. Long and steep ramped subway between platforms - up to 1:8 gradient
Please be aware that some platforms at this station have no or only partial tactile paving on the platform edge.
|Impaired mobility set down|
Weekend tickets available after 10:00 Fridays £8.30
Off Peak from 10:00 Monday to Friday
Weekend tickets available after 1000 Fridays £11.30
Off Peak from 1600 Monday to Sunday
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage type||Compound, Wheel Racks|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||
Bournemouth Airport is served by Yellowbus service 737- which serves Bournemouth Square, Railway Station, Winton, Moordown, Northbourne and Parley Cross.
View the Yellowbus service 737 timetable here.
Bournemouth station is the main railway station serving the seaside town of Bournemouth in Dorset. Here, golden sandy beaches are only five minutes away from a thriving one-billion pound financial services industry and a world-class university.
Originally serving steam and then diesel trains, the Bournemouth line was finally electrified in 1967. The great storm of 1987 caused significant damage to the station roof, which was only fully repaired and refurbished in 2000.
Today, Bournemouth station is one of the major transport hubs in the South of England, and it is your doorway to explore everything that Dorset has to offer, including stage shows, air shows, and everything in between.
Bournemouth train station is both a destination and a gateway to many popular towns and cities across the country. CrossCountry serves nationwide routes including Bournemouth to Oxford, Bournemouth to Manchester, and Bournemouth to Newcastle. You can even get from Aberdeen to Bournemouth, literally getting you from A to B!
The beautiful Dorset countryside has never been so close.
Bournemouth station first opened in 1885 and was originally designed by the chief engineer of London and South Western Railway, William Jacob, in the 19th century. Today, the modern Bournemouth station opens a door to the history and beauty of this corner of Dorset.
There’s always something to discover and surprise you in Bournemouth. Do you want to go back in time? The Jurassic coast, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches across Dorset and Devon, and if you look carefully, you could find your own 100 million year old fossil!
You don’t need to go far to find something fun to do in Bournemouth. Only half a mile from Bournemouth station is the town centre boasting a wide range of attractions. Explore Bournemouth Pier and some of the best beaches in the country. From there you can visit the Oceanarium or feed squirrels in Bournemouth Lower Gardens. There’s even an aviary hidden amongst the trees to the east of the park. Next to the gardens you have the Bournemouth Pavilion, and the Bournemouth International Centre. You can also explore the town square and the recently opened entertainment complex nearby.
If you want to explore further away from the town centre, you are only half an hour east of the historic town of Christchurch with its ruined Norman Keep and Christchurch Priory. Why not hire a boat and explore the harbour? The stunning views from Hengistbury Head are nearby too.
Heading west will take you to the seaside town of Poole, where you can take a boat ride past some of the most expensive properties in the world!
If it’s the countryside you long for, Bournemouth is only an hour away from the New Forest where, if you’re lucky, you can see horses running free.
Planning to shop? Bournemouth city centre presents a mixture of well-known high street brands and independent stores. Nearby you can visit the either the Dolphin shopping Centre or Castlepoint Shopping Centre for even more options. If you have a family to entertain, you can tackle one of the Bournemouth escape rooms if you’re feeling brave enough; or a more traditional round of crazy golf on the beach.
There’s something happening all year round in Bournemouth. From Christmas markets to the amazing, free Bournemouth Air Festival in the summer, any time is the right time to visit.
Bournemouth has endless food options to explore so recharge after your long day of sightseeing over a delicious meal. Whether this be on the beach, at a restaurant in the city centre or at one of the side-street’s hidden gems; there is something for everyone. Afterwards, check out a show at the Pavilion or cinema, or enjoy a world-class show at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, Bournemouth has something for you.
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