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Trains from Cardiff to Bournemouth
Travel by train to Bournemouth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Bournemouth.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff to Bournemouth to cost as little as $85 (€71)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
The Cardiff to Bournemouth train ticket price is on average $85 (€71)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is it from Cardiff to Bournemouth by train?
You should expect to travel around 77 miles (124 km)  between Cardiff and Bournemouth by train.
How many hours is the train time from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
On average the Cardiff to Bournemouth train travel time is 3 h 23 min  for the 77 miles (124 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Cardiff and arrival train station in Bournemouth?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Bournemouth.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Bournemouth located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Cardiff Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Bournemouth, called Bournemouth, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service to Bournemouth from Cardiff?
When taking a train from Cardiff to Bournemouth, you can count on Great Western Railway for the best way to get you to Bournemouth. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Cardiff and Bournemouth and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from Cardiff to Bournemouth?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cardiff to Bournemouth. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Cardiff and Bournemouth for the best deals?
If you buy the Cardiff to Bournemouth train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $85 (€71). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Bournemouth from Cardiff. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your journey to Bournemouth from Cardiff.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transit options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway