Trains from Manchester to Bournemouth

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Manchester to Bournemouth train information

Manchester Bournemouth train map

Train duration 5h02m
Arrival Bournemouth, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 191 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £40.00
Average train price £66.00
  • The route connecting Manchester, which is in England and Bournemouth, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: Virgin Trains, Cross Country.
  • There are 191 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Manchester to Bournemouth is around 5h02m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Bournemouth from Manchester, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.
  • The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £40.00 one way.

Best prices for Manchester to Bournemouth train tickets

from £40.00 MORE 4h57m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 9h11m
Flight
from £324.77 MORE 21h10m

Manchester - Bournemouth prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Manchester 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.

Manchester - Bournemouth: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Same day

Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Manchester to Bournemouth in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £31 when buying your seat 1 month in advance which is 72% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Manchester to Bournemouth trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Manchester
Piccadilly
Bournemouth
£56.90 27/09/2019 18:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Bournemouth
£60.50 27/09/2019 17:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Bournemouth
£62.00 27/09/2019 12:27 Cross Country 4 days ago
Manchester
Piccadilly
Bournemouth
£64.30 27/09/2019 18:35 Virgin Trains 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Manchester Bournemouth train

Discount Manchester - Bournemouth train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Manchester Bournemouth train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Manchester to Bournemouth cost on average £65.04 (1). When dividing £88 by £65.04 (£88/£65.04 = 1.35), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Bournemouth to Manchester, the card will have paid for itself.

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 3 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
Manchester to Bournemouth train £65.04 £43.36 £21.68 1.36

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

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