Swansea to Bournemouth by train

  • First train
    04:18
  • Last train
    20:29
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m
  • Distance
    176 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Swansea to Bournemouth by train

Fast trains from Swansea to Bournemouth take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 176 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swansea and Bournemouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Swansea to Bournemouth?

Journeys between Swansea and Bournemouth usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Swansea 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 37 departures.

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

The Swansea to Bournemouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bournemouth is usually scheduled to depart Swansea around 04:58 and the last train is around 20:29. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swansea around 04:18, and the last at 22:20.

When to book Swansea to Bournemouth train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 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 Swansea to Bournemouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Swansea and Bournemouth?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Transport For Wales

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.