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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 45 min

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

$31 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chichester, Bus Station to Bournemouth Station 206 / ...

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Bus via Portsmouth, The Hard  •  3 h 53 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 206 / ...

$16 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chichester to Bournemouth 63.8 miles

$13 - $20

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 45 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Chichester to Bournemouth every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $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 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Chichester, Bus Station to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Portsmouth, The Hard to Bournemouth Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chichester and Bournemouth is 78 km. The road distance is 102 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Chichester to Bournemouth is to drive which takes 1 h 4 min and costs £10 - £15.

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 45 min.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Chichester to Bournemouth, including transfers.