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Bournemouth Train Station


Bournemouth Station
Holdenhurst Road
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
Facility Information
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 A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

To Southampton / Brockenhurst: Station entrance on Halfords side. 

To Poole: Station entrance on Asda side.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Bournemouth Station customer services

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 19:00 Saturday to Sunday: No
Lost property contact details


Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.

Vending Machines on Platforms 2 and 3.

Pumpkin cafe.

Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are not available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

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Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information A helpline is available. Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day Saturday:24 Hours a Day Sunday:24 Hours a Day

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.

Helpline contact details

0800 5282100


Customer help points Customer help points are available.

Customer Help points are located on every platform

Staff help Staff help is available.
Staff help opening times Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.

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 An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Partial Station

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.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is not available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Bournemouth Main Car Park
Spaces 362
Contact details
Bournemouth Premium Car Park
Spaces 52
Contact details
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Compounds, Racks
Spaces 118
Sheltered Yes
Transport Information
Taxi rank available


Airport available Airport information is available.

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.

Port available Port information is not available.

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.

Things to do in Bournemouth

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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