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Southampton to Bournemouth

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1 suggested route to go from Southampton to Bournemouth by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth ?

Trip Southampton Bournemouth

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance24 mi
Direct lineYes

Bournemouth is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Southampton to Bournemouth transport offers? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines trains, carpooling and buses to go to Bournemouth from Southampton, you'll save time and money! You just have to specify the departure date to Bournemouth then let Vivanoda search for you. Sorting options and filters are at your disposal to refine your search.

To travel from Southampton, trains, carpooling or buses of CrossCountry, South West Trains, Blablacar and National Express will carry you to Bournemouth.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Southampton to Bournemouth bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Southampton to Bournemouth

Going by bus from Southampton to Bournemouth may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Bournemouth.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Southampton Bournemouth route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Southampton Bournemouth road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • During the trip Southampton Bournemouth, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 24 mi of the trip.

What are the bus companies operating the Southampton Bournemouth ?

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line Southampton Bournemouth.

National Express Southampton Bournemouth

Bus stops in Southampton

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Southampton at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. To make sure of the bus destination, look at the front, 'Bournemouth' must be mentioned. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Southampton

Bus stops at arrival in Bournemouth

In Bournemouth, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Bournemouth

Train Southampton to Bournemouth

Is Southampton connected to Bournemouth with a direct train?

Yes, the Southampton to Bournemouth route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Bournemouth and there may be fewer direct trains from Southampton on certain days. To find the cheapest Southampton-Bournemouth train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Southampton Bournemouth

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Southampton-Bournemouth route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Southampton Bournemouth train companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between Southampton and Bournemouth: South West Trains and CrossCountry.
South West Trains Southampton BournemouthCrossCountry Southampton Bournemouth

Departure train stations in Southampton

  • Southampton Central

Railway stations in Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth

Carpool from Southampton to Bournemouth

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Southampton-Bournemouth ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Southampton-Bournemouth rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel to Bournemouth.

Before you book your Southampton-Bournemouth ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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