Chester to Bournemouth by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    22:28
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 38m

Travelling from Chester to Bournemouth by train

Fast trains from Chester to Bournemouth take around 4 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 284 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Bournemouth.

Are there direct trains from Chester to Bournemouth?

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Chester to Bournemouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

How long is the train journey from Chester to Bournemouth?

The Chester to Bournemouth train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Chester to Bournemouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bournemouth is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 22:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:01.

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

When to book Chester 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 Chester to Bournemouth by train.

Which train companies operate between Chester and Bournemouth?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • South West Trains
  • Southern
  • Virgin Trains

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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