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

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Train via Clapham Junction  •  3h 16m

  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  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Dartford to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 37m

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

$47 - $83

Train via Southampton Central  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Chatham to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$90 - $166

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Chatham to Bournemouth 142.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chatham to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Chatham to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chatham station to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Chatham station and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via Dartford and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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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 3h 16m.

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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 3h 16m and costs £35 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Chatham to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Chatham to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dartford 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 3h 16m and costs £35 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Chatham to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 114.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 16m

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 3h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chatham to Bournemouth via Dartford and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 50m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Chatham to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
49m
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
Train from Chatham to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
45m
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
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 Dartford to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express

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

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

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

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