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There are 6 ways to get from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  29m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central

$11 - $50

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Rideshare  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bournemouth to Southampton 32.8 miles

$2 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus  •  51m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade National Express / ...

$7 - $10

Night train  •  45m

  1. Take the night train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central

$11 - $18

Taxi  •  35m

  1. Take a taxi from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station 32.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  35m

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station 32.1 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station is to rideshare which costs £2 - £6 and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station is to train which costs £9 - £40 and takes 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Southampton Central. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Southampton Central Station is 24 miles. The road distance is 32.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station without a car is to train which takes 29m and costs £9 - £40.

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The train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central takes 29m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station is to train which takes 29m and costs £9 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 51m.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 29m

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Southampton Central Station, Southampton, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 29m. CrossCountry also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 45m.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bournemouth to Southampton
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station
Ave. Duration
35m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
United Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 556677
Website
556677.com
Bournemouth Streamline Warrens Taxis
Phone
+44 1202 555511
Website
streamlinewarrenstaxis.co.uk

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Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Southampton Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station is 32 miles. It takes approximately 35m to drive from Bournemouth to Southampton Central Station.

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There are 845+ hotels available in Southampton Central Station. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bournemouth and Southampton Central Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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