Watford to Bournemouth by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m

Travelling from Watford to Bournemouth by train

Fast trains from Watford to Bournemouth take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 145 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Bournemouth.

Are there direct trains from Watford to Bournemouth?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Watford to Bournemouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 46 departures.

How long is the train journey from Watford to Bournemouth?

The Watford to Bournemouth train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Watford to Bournemouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bournemouth is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 05:11 and the last train is around 23:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 06:11, and the last at 23:59.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Bournemouth by train.

Which train companies operate between Watford and Bournemouth?

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

  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern

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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