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from Southampton to Bournemouth

You can get from Southampton to Bournemouth by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information between Southampton and Bournemouth

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 43 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by bus or train from Southampton to Bournemouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Southampton to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton to Bournemouth

Travel 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 Southampton to Bournemouth.

How do I go from Southampton to Bournemouth?

There are 2 ways to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Southampton to Bournemouth?

The cheapest way to go to Bournemouth from Southampton is by taking a train, which costs on average $6 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bournemouth:

Taking a train is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a bus to Bournemouth, which costs on average $13 (€11) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Southampton to Bournemouth?

The quickest way to travel between Southampton and Bournemouth is by train, which takes on average 43 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 50 min   on average.

What is the distance between Southampton and Bournemouth?

The Southampton to Bournemouth distance is around 24 miles (39 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Southampton to Bournemouth?

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Bournemouth is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Southampton and Bournemouth as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Bournemouth from Southampton, what are the departure and arrival points in Southampton and Bournemouth?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Southampton to Bournemouth:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth.

Which travel companies can take me from Southampton to Bournemouth?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Southampton to Bournemouth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Bournemouth by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Southampton to Bournemouth for $13 (€11) on Omio.
  • Travel with South Western Railway to go to Bournemouth by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find South Western Railway Southampton to Bournemouth tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).

Where should I go next after I travel to Bournemouth from Southampton?

Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Bournemouth? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton to Bournemouth usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Oxford or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Oxford or Manchester from Bournemouth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy Southampton to Bournemouth tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Southampton to Bournemouth, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $13 (€11) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $6 (€5) one way.

But we recommend booking Southampton to Bournemouth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.