Ipswich to Bournemouth by train

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 51m
  • Distance
    256 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 32m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Ipswich to Bournemouth by train

Fast trains from Ipswich to Bournemouth take around 3 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 256 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ipswich and Bournemouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Ipswich to Bournemouth?

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

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Ipswich 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 33 departures.

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

The Ipswich to Bournemouth train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bournemouth is usually scheduled to depart Ipswich around 05:12 and the last train is around 23:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ipswich around 06:09, and the last at 22:43.

When to book Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Bournemouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ipswich and Bournemouth?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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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.

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