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Travelling from Bournemouth to Dorchester by train

Fast trains from Bournemouth to Dorchester take around 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 40 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bournemouth and Dorchester.

Are there direct trains from Bournemouth to Dorchester?

Direct trains from Bournemouth to Dorchester have been found.

We usually find around 39 direct trains on the route from Bournemouth to Dorchester every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 55 departures.

How long is the train journey from Bournemouth to Dorchester?

The Bournemouth to Dorchester train travel time is normally about 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Bournemouth to Dorchester train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Dorchester is usually scheduled to depart Bournemouth around 06:11 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bournemouth around 06:11, and the last at 00:36.

When to book Bournemouth to Dorchester 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 Bournemouth to Dorchester by train.

Which train companies operate between Bournemouth and Dorchester?

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

  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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 rail 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.

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