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Bournemouth cliff lifts and land trains

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Get a great view of the coast using the cliff lifts in Bournemouth, or tour the area in a scenic land train.

Land trains

Sit back and relax as our wheelchair-friendly trains glide along the picturesque promenade, offering stunning views of the seafront scenery.

Trains usually run daily from 10am during the high season (Easter to October), subject to change and weather conditions.

Route heading West:

  • starting from Bournemouth Pier (West), the train travels to Branksome Chine, with stops at Durley Chine and Alum Chine
  • board the train next to the Oceanarium
  • after Easter until May half term: Weekends only

Road heading East:

  • starting from Bournemouth Pier (East) the train travels to Boscombe, with a stop at Toft Zig Zag (drop off only)
  • request stop available at East Cliff lift; please inform the driver upon boarding
  • board the train next to Harry Ramsden’s Restaurant

Just get on board and pay on the train. Card payments only.

Ticket prices
Ticket type Cost
Adult single £4.50
Child single (5 to 16 years) £3
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £14
Adult unlimited £8.50
Child unlimited £5.50
Family unlimited £25
Under 5s Free
1 carer travelling with a disabled person Free

Cliff lifts

Bournemouth’s cliff lifts run between 29 March and 29 September subject to change and weather conditions. The lifts can take you from the clifftops to the beach and give you a great view of the coast.

  • lifts run daily
  • first lift is at 10 am
  • last lift departs at 5:50 pm
  • there are no lifts between 1:30 pm and 2pm

For more information or to check service hours, call our Resort information team on 01202 123 800.

West Cliff Lift

Built in 1908, the West Cliff Lift links the seafront to the Bournemouth International Centre.

East Cliff Lift

The East Cliff Lift was also built in 1908 and links the beach to the Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

Unfortunately, due to a significant cliff slide, the East Cliff Lift is currently out of action. Work to monitor the site is ongoing.

Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift

Since 1935 the Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Lift has been linking the beach to a clifftop café and children’s play area.

Ticket prices

All prices are for one-way journeys, except passes. Card payments only.

Ticket prices
Ticket type Cost
Adult single £2.20
Child single (5 to 16 years) £1.70
Family single (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £7.20
Under 5s Free
1 carer when travelling with a disabled person Free
Season pass for one (valid until 29 September) £44

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