There are 6 ways to get from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$11 - $50

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Rideshare  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Southampton to Bournemouth 32.6 miles

$2 - $8

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Bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$7 - $11

Night train  •  38 min

  1. Take the night train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$11 - $18

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth 32.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth 32.2 miles

$6 - $10

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Bournemouth. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Southampton Central Station and Bournemouth is 24 miles. The road distance is 32.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs .

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The train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth is to train which takes 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 51 min.

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

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Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

What companies run services between Southampton Central Station, Southampton, England and Bournemouth, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 35 min. CrossCountry also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Southampton to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth is 32 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Southampton Central Station to Bournemouth.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Southampton Central Station and Bournemouth. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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