There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Cornwall by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway

$163 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lanivet National Express

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
  2. Take the bus from Dorchester, South Station to Axminster, Rail Station X51
  3. Take the train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan

$72 - $132

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Cornwall 154.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Cornwall is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Cornwall is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Cornwall is 128 miles. The road distance is 154.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Bournemouth to Cornwall, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Lanivet via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Cornwall via Reading, Bodmin Parkway, Bodmin Parkway Station, and Bodmin, Priory House in around 6 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Cornwall via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way in around 7 h 5 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $210
Train from Exeter St Davids to Luxulyan
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $90
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Axminster to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lanivet
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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