There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Looe 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 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Liskeard

$176 - $300

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth to Plymouth National Express

$25 - $29

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 3 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 bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station

$53 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Looe 144.7 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Looe via Reading, Liskeard, and Liskeard Railway Station in around 6 h 28 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Looe once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 5 h.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Liskeard
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sowton, Honiton Road P&R to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bournemouth to Looe?

The distance between Bournemouth and Looe is 187 km. The road distance is 231 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Looe?

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Looe is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 6 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bournemouth to Looe?

The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Looe is to drive which takes 2 h 48 min and costs £22 - £35.

Is there a direct bus between Bournemouth and Looe?

No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Looe. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Looe, Bridge via Pennycomequick, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

How long does it take to get from Bournemouth to Looe?

It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Bournemouth to Looe, including transfers.