Bournemouth beach and pier

Trains to Bournemouth 


This coastal town may be a hot spot for beach-goers and a popular destination for stag and hen dos, but there is more to this town than partying by the beach.


There is certainly something for everyone of all ages to enjoy at any pace. Sample fresh seafood, local produce and explore the town’s heritage, history and scenic gardens all within a 10-minute bus ride or half-hour walking distance from the station, if you prefer a more scenic route.


Popular Routes to Bournemouth 

Bournemouth Station has step-free access throughout the station, with toilets and places to eat within. Buses and taxis are available outside of the station ready to take you into the town and to the seaside.


The most popular routes to and from Bournemouth operate from the following stations:    



Average Travel Time*



1 h 45 min



1 h 



1 h 15 min



5 h

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.


Cheap Tickets to Bournemouth 


Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!          

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Veterans Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         Network Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard


Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.

Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Bournemouth


Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is set in an incredibly extravagant home which was gifted by Merton Russell-Cotes to his wife Annie. Filled to the brim with objects, trinkets and British art from their personal collection, with additional acquisitions since, this stunning home is well worth a visit for its grand, Victorian setting.


There is a whole range of cuisines to suit all tastes and budgets. Sample the freshest seafood and local produce in Bournemouth’s award-winning bars and restaurants, have afternoon tea by the sea or grab a coffee at one of the cafes by the seafront.


Escape to somewhere a little more tranquil at one of Bournemouth’s green spaces. The historic Upper Gardens was previously a private garden with three separate sections inspired by three different continents and hold a variety of unusual species of tree with some having been planted during the 19th century.


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Last updated:   11 October 2021