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Waterloo to Bournemouth by train

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    19:10
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 6m
  • Distance
    440 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 25m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Waterloo to Bournemouth by train

Fast trains from Waterloo to Bournemouth take around 6 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 440 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Waterloo and Bournemouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Waterloo to Bournemouth?

Journeys between Waterloo and Bournemouth usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Waterloo to Bournemouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Waterloo to Bournemouth?

The Waterloo to Bournemouth train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Waterloo to Bournemouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bournemouth is usually scheduled to depart Waterloo around 05:12 and the last train is around 19:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Waterloo around 06:18, and the last at 18:49.

When to book Waterloo to Bournemouth train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Waterloo to Bournemouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Waterloo and Bournemouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Waterloo to Bournemouth, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • Intercités
  • London Underground
  • Regional Train
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Stoptrein
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.