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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa

$47 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Bath City Centre, Bus Station D1

$16 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Bath 63.9 miles

$13 - $20

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Bath, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Bath via Southampton Central in around 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Bath via Salisbury, New Canal in around 4 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, New Canal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bournemouth and Bath is 80 km. The road distance is 102 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Bath is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Bath is to drive which takes 1 h 32 min and costs £10 - £15.

No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Bath. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Bath Spa via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Bath. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Square and arriving at Bath City Centre, Bus Station via Salisbury, New Canal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Bournemouth to Bath, including transfers.