Transport in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch
The towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch
are very well linked by public transport. Two main bus
companies, Yellow buses
(See timetable at: http://www.yellowbuses.co.uk/timetables
) and Wilts and Dorset (See timetable at: http://www.wdbus.co.uk/htm/ttSouthern/index.asp)
provide timetables that cover almost every area of the
See the following link to view the Yellow Bus map and
see the map below for Wilts and Dorset’s main bus
Perhaps the most popular routes are the M1 and M2 by
Wilts and Dorset. They run from Poole through Bournemouth
to the shopping centre of castle point and Poole to Christchurch
through Bournemouth, every 10 minutes. The charges remain
quite low for buses in the area with a return ticket from
Poole to Christchurch costing just £2 and a weekly
bus pass costing £15 for Wilts and Dorset buses.
Taxis are also reliable in the towns. Click on the following
links for information on local companies
The average cost of a taxi from Bournemouth centre to
Poole centre would be approximately £14 and about
the same price from Bournemouth centre to Christchurch
centre. Short journeys are charged at £3.97 for
the first mile and £2.23 for every mile after.
For passengers travelling to other towns, National Express
coaches leave every half an hour to London Victoria (with
connections to all major U.K towns and Cities) from Poole
bus station and Bournemouth’s travel interchange.
There are also coaches from Branksome, Parkstone and Westbourne.
To view the complete timetable, visit: www.nationalexpress.com.
For national and local travel, Christchurch, Bournemouth
and Poole all have train stations with services between
the three towns and nationwide. For a full timetable you
can click on the following link: www.nationalrail.co.uk
As well as good transport locally and nationally the area
also has an International Airport located between Bournemouth
and Christchurch, in Hurn. There are flights to many holiday
destinations and European cities as well as new flights
to the U.S.A and Mexico.
for further details.
It’s quick and convenient to get to and from Bournemouth
Airport by bus.
Bournemouth Airport Shuttle runs between Bournemouth town
centre and the airport once an hour from 7am to 7pm, seven
days a week, serving the Travel Interchange, East Cliff,
the Pier, West Cliff and the Square. Journey times from
the Travel Interchange to Bournemouth Airport take just
out more about the airport shuttle service