RailwayData | Bournemouth Station

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Bournemouth had 2,430,124 entries and exits, making it the 191st most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
It ranked 403rd busiest (out of 997), with 842 scheduled services per week.
That's a daily average of 6657.87 passengers* starting or ending their journey here and 55.50 passengers per service*, giving it the 67th (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.
* This increases to a daily average of 6790.72 passengers passing through the station and 57.72 passengers per service when interchanges are included.
Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 433,204
Reduced price entries & exits: 1,895,664
Season ticket entries & exits: 101,256
Total entries & exits: 2,430,124
Interchanges made between connecting services: 48,487
Change in usage from 21/22: +419,954 : 20.89%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

1 - Up Bay84305
2 - Up247898
3 - Down263956
4 - Down Extension206749
3 & 4 - Down5221898
*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

013Long distance services to and from Birmingham (North-South)May24
286Weymouth - Poole - Bournemouth - Southampton & LondonMay24
318London & Basingstoke - Winchester - Southampton & BournemouthMay24
To view timetables for other dateranges and routes, please visit our timetables page.

Usage History

Change between 1997 & 2023: +739,941 (+43.78%)

Location Details

Location: Bournemouth
Station Facility Owner: South Western Railway
OS Grid Ref: 409689 91962
Constituency: Bournemouth East
Local Authority: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
NR Region: South West
ELR: BML2 108m 02ch


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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Bournemouth during 2022/2023:
•London Waterloo (267,915 journeys)
•Southampton Central (165,463 journeys)
•Poole (67,666 journeys)
•Brockenhurst (62,963 journeys)
•New Milton (45,128 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Bournemouth's neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.