There are 4 ways to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Tunbridge Wells to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$54 - $81

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 023 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way) 291
  2. Take the train from Crawley to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$62 - $125

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth 133 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Tunbridge Wells and arriving at Bournemouth via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Bournemouth is 98 miles. The road distance is 133 miles.

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The best way to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial station.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Tunbridge Wells station.

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The best way to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 5 h.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Map of how to get from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 98.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Royal Tunbridge Wells, England and Bournemouth, England?

You can take a train from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth via London Waterloo East and London Waterloo in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Bournemouth via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h.

Train operators
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
$12 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.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 Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Metrobus
Website
metrobus.co.uk
Bus from Tunbridge Wells, War Memorial to Crawley, Bus Station (Station Way)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
metrobus.co.uk

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