There are 4 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station by train, bus, night train or car
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Train • 1h 56m
£45 - £95
Bus • 3h 50m
£8 - £10
2 alternative options
Night train • 2h 17m
£45 - £95
Drive • 1h 59m
£16 - £24
Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station by train
The train journey time between Waterloo Station and Bournemouth Station is around 1h 55m and covers a distance of around 108 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 43m. Operated by South Western Railway, the Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station train service departs from London Waterloo and arrives in Bournemouth. Typically 255 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station train schedules
Trains departing Sunday, June 20, 2021
Trains departing Monday, June 21, 2021
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 3h 50m.
The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station is to train which costs £45 - £95 and takes 1h 56m.
No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Bournemouth Station station. However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Bournemouth. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 56m.
The distance between Waterloo Station and Bournemouth Station is 94 miles. The road distance is 108.1 miles.
The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs £45 - £95.
The train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth takes 1h 56m including transfers and departs hourly.
Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.
Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.
The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs £45 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 3h 50m.
What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Bournemouth Station, England?
South Western Railway operates a train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £95 and the journey takes 1h 56m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd every 2 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 30m.
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 56m
- Estimated price
- £45 - £95
- Schedules at
- Anytime Day
- £45 - £60
- Anytime Day 1st Class
- £75 - £95
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.
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 30m
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
- £6 - £9
- National Express
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Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd.
Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Bournemouth station.
Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station is 108 miles. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Waterloo Station to Bournemouth Station.
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