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There are 4 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

£49 - £154

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Bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd National Express

£15 - £17

2 alternative options

Bus via Salisbury  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street A4
  2. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Manvers Street to Salisbury, New Canal D1
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth, Westover Road X3

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth 81 miles

£12 - £18

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth by bus and train

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Bournemouth is around 3h 39m and covers a distance of around 114 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 6m. Operated by First, First Great Western Service, South Western Railway and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Bournemouth. Typically 86 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 39m
Fastest journey time:
3h 6m
Services per week:
86
Cheapest price:
£49
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:50
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth bus and train schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Bristol Airport (BRS) → Bournemouth
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd via Bristol Bus & Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 37m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Bournemouth is 59 miles. The road distance is 81 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs £45 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs £45 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £17 and takes 4h 37m.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 58.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Bournemouth, England?

You can take a train from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Bournemouth via Temple Meads Stn, Bristol Temple Meads, and Southampton Central in around 3h 36m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd once daily. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Air Decker
Phone
+44 01225 444102
Email
airbus@bathbuscompany.com
Website
airdecker.com
Bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bath City Centre, Dorchester Street
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Air Decker
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth, Westover Road
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
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