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Running 9 times a day with CrossCountry*
*Based on scheduled timetable
Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
The train journey from Reading to Bournemouth has never been more comfortable than with CrossCountry. Kick back and relax while we take you where you want to go. With no need to worry about sitting in traffic or navigating airports, travelling with us takes the stress out of getting from A to B.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
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Enjoy exploring Bournemouth when you travel with CrossCountry. Head to your meeting, visit your family, explore new sights or travel onwards to the surrounding areas - your itinerary is up to you. However long you're staying in Bournemouth and whatever you have planned, CrossCountry has you covered.
Yes, there are direct trains from Reading to Bournemouth on the CrossCountry network.
Travel from Reading to Bournemouth in comfort with CrossCountry - you'll find all the amenities you would expect available for you to enjoy. Discover our range of seating options, including table groupings . On most of our services you can make yourself at home with both our electric points, subject to availability, and at-seat service offering a variety of light refreshments.
Yes! The journey from Reading to Bournemouth will fly by as you surf through the countryside with our free on-board WiFi.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
You sure can! We have a quick and easy service which allows you to reserve seats via text message. Our Ten Minute Reservation page has all the details, but rest assured that it's available on most of our services if you hold an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, up to 10 minutes before departure.
Looking for cheap tickets from Reading to Bournemouth? You're in luck! At CrossCountry, we're committed to connecting you to the people and places you love and giving you the best possible price is part of that. Check out our guide to finding cheap tickets and keep an eye on our special offers.
We accept railcards, so you'll likely be able to save by using yours! There's lots more information on all the railcards available and when they can be used on our Railcards page.
For full information about Bournemouth station, check out our station guide.
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