There are 4 ways to get from Chichester to Bournemouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chichester to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$29 - $82

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

Bus via Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange 700|Coastliner
  2. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$15 - $19

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chichester to Bournemouth 63.8 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Chichester to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chichester to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chichester and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chichester to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Chichester and arriving at Bournemouth via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Chichester and Bournemouth is 49 miles. The road distance is 63.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £22 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Chichester to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Chichester to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chichester station.

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Chichester to Bournemouth train services, operated by Southern, depart from Chichester station.

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The best way to get from Chichester to Bournemouth is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £22 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Chichester to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 49 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Chichester to Bournemouth via Southampton Central in around 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Chichester to Bournemouth hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Chichester to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
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 Chichester to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chichester, Cathedral (Tower Street) to Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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