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

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Train via St Pancras International  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$58 - $88

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Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station 715 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$27 - $31

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Train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$54 - $86

Bus, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station 715 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$86 - $160

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Rainham to Bournemouth 146.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Rainham to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £20 - £24 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainham to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rainham to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Rainham, Roberts Road and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Rainham and Bournemouth is 117 miles. The road distance is 146.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Rainham to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Rainham to Bournemouth bus services, operated by The Kings Ferry, depart from Rainham, Roberts Road station.

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The best way to get from Rainham to Bournemouth is to train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £24 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rainham to Bournemouth is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Rainham to Bournemouth.

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  • Distance: 117.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Rainham, Medway, England and Bournemouth, England?

You can take a train from Rainham to Bournemouth via St Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rainham to Bournemouth via Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 52 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rainham (Kent) to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Rainham (Kent) to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
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
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rainham (Kent) to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from Rainham, Roberts Road to Westminster Cathedral Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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