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London to Bournemouth by direct coach services

London to Bournemouth by National Express and Megatrain


National Express from London to Bournemouth

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Coach services from London to Bournemouth are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and South West Trains c/o Megabus.
National Express provides a direct intercity coach service between London and Bournemouth. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar coach shuttle service between these two cities.
On this route Megabus provides additional option for travel. You can travel between London and Bournemouth by train. South West Trains, which operates these connections, is a partner of Megabus. Both companies belong to the Stagecoach corporation. Service operated by South West Trains, but seats can be booked through Megabus. In this case, stations and bus stops are situated in other locations. Travel time is about 2 hours.
National Express offers about 25 direct services per day, while Megabus’ partner South West Trains has about 4 connections a day.


South West Train - Megabus partner from London to Bournemouth

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Some services terminate in Bournemouth, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Bournemouth only, the coaches and trains run on larger distances and Bournemouth is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach line between London and Bournemouth is 035 and there are few other carriers’ routes passing through Bournemouth. There are currently no Megabus coaches from London to Bournemouth, but Megabus cooperates with South West Trains.
Most of the services from Bournemouth to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ south-western cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).
National Express coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Bournemouth with National Express takes about 2½ hours and 2 hours with South West Trains. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Bournemouth.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

Timetables and fares...

London to Bournemouth by National Express

National Express service number 035
035
035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Sat Daily Daily Sat Daily Daily Sat,Su MtoFr
Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - 3
- - 4
- - 2
1 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 15:00 15:30
LONDON, Hammersmith
Dep. - - - 10:20 - 11:20 12:20 - 13:20 14:20 - - -
BOURNEMOUTH, Coach & Rail Station
Arr. 9:40h 10:25 11:20 12:25 12:45 13:20 14:25 14:45 15:20 16:25 17:20 17:20 17:50h
BOURNEMOUTH, University
Arr. - - - - - - 14:35 - - - - - -
BOURNEMOUTH, Pier Arr - 10:35 - 12:35 12:55 - - - - 16:35 - - -

London to Bournemouth by National Express

National Express service number 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 032 035 035
Days of operation Daily Fr,Sa,Su Daily Sat Daily Daily Sat Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su Daily
Period(s) of operation - 7
- - - - 4 - - 5 - 6
5
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:30 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:30
LONDON, Hammersmith Dep. - - 17:20 - 18:20 18:50 - - 20:45 21:45 - - -
BOURNEMOUTH, Coach & Rail Station Arr. 18:25h 18:55 19:35h 19:50 20:30 20:55 21:15 21:40 22:50 23:45 0:55 0:30 1:40
BOURNEMOUTH, University Arr. 18:35h - - 20:00 - 21:03 - - - - 23:35 0:35 -
BOURNEMOUTH, Pier Arr. - - - -
20:35 - - - - - - - -

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
MtoFr = Monday to Friday only
2 = Operates additionally 27 August, 24-31 December & 29March, 1 April and 6 May 2013
3 = Operates additionally 26 December and 1 January
4 = Operates from 26 May until 1 September
5 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December.
6 = Does not operate 26 August, 23 - 28 December & 29, 31 March & 5 May 2013, but operates additionaly 27 August & 28 March, 1 April & 6 May 2013
h = Operates 15 mins later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 24, 27, 28, 31 December)

Bournemouth to London by National Express

National Express service number 035
035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Sat Daily Daily Sat Daily Sat Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation -
- -
3 -
- 4 - - - - 4
BOURNEMOUTH, Pier Dep. - - - - 6:55x - - - - 9:25 - -
BOURNEMOUTH, University Dep. - - - - - - - 8:30a 9:05 - 10:10 -
BOURNEMOUTH, Coach & Rail Station Dep. 3:10 5:15g 6:15z 7:10 7:15x 8:15g 8:45
9:00 9:25 9:45 10:30 11:00
LONDON, Hammersmith Arr. 5:35 7:30
9:00 - 10:00 10:30h - 11:10h - - 12:50 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 5:50 7:50 9:20 9:20 10:20 10:50h 11:10 11:30h 11:50 12:20 13:10 13:30

Bournemouth to London by National Express

National Express service number 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035 035
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Fr,Su
Daily Daily F,Sa,Su
Period(s) of operation - - - -
- - - 5
6
- 5
-
BOURNEMOUTH, Pier Dep. - - - 13:00 - - - 17:00 - 19:05^ - -
BOURNEMOUTH, University Dep. - - - - - 15:20 - - 18:20 - - -
BOURNEMOUTH, Coach & Rail Station Dep. 11:15
12:00
12:45 13:40 14:40 15:40 16:40 17:40 18:40 19:20 20:00 20:40
LONDON, Hammersmith Arr. 13:30 14:20 15:00 16:00 - - - 20:00 - - 22:05 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 13:50 14:40 15:20 16:20 17:15 18:20 19:20 20:20 21:15 21:50 22:20 23:20

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
MtoFr = Monday to Friday only
4 = Operates from 26 May until 1 September
5 = Does not operate 24 & 31 December.
6 = Does not operate 26 August, 23 - 28 December & 29, 31 March & 5 May 2013, but operates additionaly 27 August & 28 March, 1 April & 6 May 2013
h = Operates 15 mins later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 24, 27, 28, 31 December)
a = Operates 10 mins later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 28-30 December)
g = Operates 15 mins later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 24, 27, 28 & 31 December)
k = Operates 15 mins later Friday
z = Operates 45 mins later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 24, 27, 28 & 31 December)
^ = Does not operate on Fridays.
x = Operates 30 mins later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 24,27, 28 & 31 December)

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Hammersmith) Hammersmith Bridge Road
BOURNEMOUTH, Coach & Rail Station
BOURNEMOUTH, University, Talbot Campus, Farn Barrow
BOURNEMOUTH, Pier, Exeter Road, near Hermitage Hotel

Prices for online tickets

London to Bournemouth Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Bournemouth (Standard)
£22 £33 £17.60 £26.40 £11 £16.50 London to Bournemouth
Bournemouth to London (Standard)
£22 £33 £17.60 £26.40 £11 £16.50 Bournemouth to London
London to Bournemouth (eg. APEX/Funfares)
from £6 one way from £6 one way from £6 one way London to Bournemouth
Bournemouth to London (eg. APEX/Funfares) from £6 one way from £6 one way from £6 one way Bournemouth to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Bournemouth by Megatrain

Megabus/Megatrain service number

SWT
SWT SWT SWT SWT SWT
Days of operation MtoSa
MtoSa MtoSa MtoSa Sa MtoFr
LONDON, Waterloo Train Stn
Dep. 5:30 9:05 11:35 13:35 20:35 21:05
BOURNEMOUTH, Train Stn
Arr. 7:40 11:00 13:20 15:20 22:20 23:16

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
MtoFr = Monday to Friday only, MtoSa = Monday to Saturday only

Bournemouth to London by Megatrain

Megabus/Megatrain service number SWT SWT SWT SWT SWT
Days of operation MtoSa MtoSa MtoSa MtoSa MtoSa
BOURNEMOUTH, Train Stn Dep. 11:59 13:59 15:59 17:59 19:59
LONDON, Waterloo Train Stn Arr. 13:49 15:49 17:49 19:51 21:49

MtoSa = Monday to Saturday only

Megatrain boarding points

LONDON, Waterloo Train Station
BOURNEMOUTH, Train Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Bournemouth Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK ONLINE NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Bournemouth from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Bournemouth
Bournemouth to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Bournemouth to London

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Bournemouth

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Bournemouth National Express
24 per day approx 2:30
stops & times from £6
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Bournemouth to London National Express 24 per day approx 2:30
stops & times from £6 Book now
London to Bournemouth SWT c/o Megabus
up to 5 per day approx 2:00
stops & times from £1+50p Book now
Bournemouth to London SWT c/o Megabus up to 5 per day approx 2:00
stops & times from £1+50p Book now

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Bournemouth?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express’s website. For South West Trains (Megabus’ partner) connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Bournemouth are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

The National Express’ coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.

Megatrain doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger. Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Bournemouth. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Bournemouth or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website,, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website.
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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