Getting to Bournemouth University

All the information you need to get to Bournemouth safely including public transport information.

Arriving by air

London airports

London Heathrow is approximately 2 hours by road from Bournemouth. Gatwick is 2 hours and 30 minutes away. Both airports are served by direct coach and rail services to Bournemouth.

Southampton International Airport

Southampton International Airport is approximately 35 mins away by road and serves as a main station on the rail route between Bournemouth and London. Southampton serves a number of UK, European and Channel Island destinations.

Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport is approximately 15 mins away from the town by road and also serves a number of destinations. There is no direct rail link to the airport, however. Taxis and buses serve the airport.


The Bournemouth Airport Shuttle provides a link between the town centre, the Travel Interchange and Bournemouth Airport. The bus stop for this service is situated opposite Studland House, on Landsowne Campus. The service operates once an hour from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. More timetable and fare information can be found on the Bournemouth Airport Shuttle website.


Arriving by train

The nearest station to the University is Bournemouth. The journey by fast train from London takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. There are also regular trains from the UK’s other major cities.

Detailed accessibility guides for Bournemouth Train Station and Bournemouth Bus Station are available from DisabledGo.

For timetabling and fare information please call National Rail Enquiries: +44 (0) 8457 484950 or visit either National Rail or South West Trains websites.

Arriving by coach

Frequent coach services run to Bournemouth from many large cities. Journey by coach from London takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. The coach station is situated next to the railway station.

For timetabling and fare information please visit either the Megabus or National Express websites, alternatively you can call National Express: +44 (0) 8705 808080



Arriving by Sea

Poole seaport is approximately 20 minutes from Bournemouth and serves a number of European and Channel Island destinations. There is no direct rail link, however. Taxis and buses serve the seaport.

For time tabling and fare information please call Brittany Ferries: + 44 (0) 8705360360 or visit the Brittany Ferries Website. For Condor Ferries please call: +44 (0) 1202 207207 or visit the Condor Ferries Website.