Trains from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

Edinburgh to Bournemouth train information

Edinburgh Bournemouth train map

Train duration 7h45m
Arrival Bournemouth, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 366 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £42.50
Average train price £95.00

All trains between Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Bournemouth (South West England) are operated by Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

There are 366 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Edinburgh to Bournemouth is normally 7h45m. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Bournemouth from Edinburgh, and it's also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £42.50 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Bournemouth train tickets

from £42.50 MORE 8h17m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.50 MORE 14h07m

Edinburgh - Bournemouth prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Bournemouth by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Bournemouth

When are the next trains to Bournemouth?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
There are no more services available today.
Tomorrow
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
07:00
Bournemouth
15:12
8h12m Cross Country

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Edinburgh - Bournemouth: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£78

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£88

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£81

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£90

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Bournemouth tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 15 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £78 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £90 for your trip. Thus, you will save 14% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 15 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Bournemouth trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Bournemouth by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Bournemouth to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£90.65 13/12/2019 07:00 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£117.60 13/12/2019 12:52 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£121.65 13/12/2019 14:52 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£122.80 13/12/2019 08:52 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£132.80 13/12/2019 10:52 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£132.90 13/12/2019 13:00 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£133.20 13/12/2019 22:13 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£133.20 13/12/2019 22:13 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£136.45 13/12/2019 09:00 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Bournemouth
£141.10 13/12/2019 12:00 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Bournemouth train

Discount Edinburgh - Bournemouth train tickets

The easiest way to spend less on your Edinburgh Bournemouth train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to evaluate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Bournemouth ticket is £94.28 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £94.28: £88/£94.28 = 0.93. It will take you approximately 1 trips from Bournemouth to Edinburgh (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Bournemouth train £94.28 £62.86 £31.43 0.94

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare