There are 5 ways to get from Chatham to Bournemouth by train, subway, bus or car

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Train via Clapham Junction  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chatham to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth

$50 - $85

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Bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station 722
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station 035 / ...

$25 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chatham to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$52 - $84

Train, Tube, bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chatham to St Pancras International
  2. Take the Tube from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T4 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road 205

$51 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chatham to Bournemouth 142.4 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chatham to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) and arriving at Bournemouth Station via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chatham to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Chatham and arriving at Bournemouth via London Victoria and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chatham and Bournemouth is 115 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chatham to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Chatham to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Chatham to Bournemouth bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, depart from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) station.

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Chatham to Bournemouth train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Chatham station.

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The best way to get from Chatham to Bournemouth is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 48 min.

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Chatham to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station.

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Chatham to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Map of how to get from Chatham to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 114.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Chatham to Bournemouth via London Victoria and Clapham Junction in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chatham to Bournemouth via Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 48 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Chatham to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Chatham to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Train from Chatham to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Chatham to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Chatham to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T4 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham, King Street (Wilko) to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Chatham to Bournemouth is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Chatham to Bournemouth.

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