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Travel in comfort with CrossCountry when going from Bournemouth to Southampton. You can purchase Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
The train from Bournemouth to Southampton takes you along the coast, where you will see views of the sea as you look out the window. You will travel through the beautiful countryside of the New Forest National Park before arriving at Southampton Central Station, all in under 30 minutes.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
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The historic city of Southampton has become one of the most popular leisure and cultural destinations for good reason. Known as the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton enjoys the excitement and charm of a bustling waterfront location, and the coming and going of millions of visitors each year. Its diverse nightlife, exciting retail opportunities, varied leisure facilities, art and heritage attractions, and a lively events programme means your trip to Southampton will be jam-packed full of fun.
Yes, CrossCountry runs a regular direct service from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport.
Trains from Bournemouth to Southampton Airport provide ample storage space for luggage. You will also be able to enjoy a range of seating options, including table seats and plug sockets are available for charging devices. A trolley service serving hot and cold drinks, and light refreshments are also available. For extra comfort, we recommend upgrading to our First Class carriages.
Southampton Airport station has step-free access throughout, as well as ramps to help travellers board and disembark trains when required. Within the airport, there is special assistance on-hand for those who require it.
For further information about Southampton Airport Station, check out our station guide.
Southampton Central Station is serviced by many bus routes that link it to the city centre and the surrounding areas, and you will find bus stops outside the station. There is a taxi rank at the station for those who wish to travel directly to their next destination.
Southampton is a shopping hub on the south coast, offering an array of shopping options to keep everyone happy. There are two indoor shopping centres, a large IKEA store, an impressive retail park and a host of boutique shops to name just a few options. Westquay shopping centre is the most well-known mall and it boasts over 100 stores, spread over three levels. It also has an entire level dedicated to delicious restaurants, so you can take a break from shopping and re-energise with some tasty food. Bedford Place is just a short walk from the city centre and is home to small, independent, up-market businesses. Here you will find a throng of bars, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Alternatively, Southampton Market opens on Fridays and Saturdays, selling everything from antiques and vintage jewellery to food and flowers.
Southampton is a cultural city, home to many art galleries, fascinating museums, live music venues, festivals and a magnificent theatre. Step back in time and take a guided walk of the city’s old walls or head to the newly refurbished timber-framed Tudor House and Garden in the Old Town. Visit the Sea City Museum to hear the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and historic connections with the Titanic. Wander around the award-winning City Art Gallery, run by Southampton City Council, that is home to one of the best publicly-owned art collections outside of London.
See what’s on at the O2 Southampton Guildhall – a multi-purpose venue staging major rock, contemporary and classical music events. For a more intimate gig, try The Brook in Portswood where you can get up close and personal with the bands. Stop off for dinner at Southampton’s bustling port, where you can sample food from around the globe.
Bored of getting wet in downpours? Are the kids going stir-crazy cooped up inside? There’s no need to get fed up sheltering from the rain, as there are plenty of rainy day activities to enjoy when you visit Southampton.Find Out More