Bournemouth’s train and coach stations are situated in the Lansdowne area and there are many local train stations including Christchurch, Pokesdown, Branksome, Parkstone and Poole station too. If you want to enjoy the landscape at your leisure, why not hop on a bus tour like the Purbeck Breezer, the Stonehenge Tour or New Forest Tour? The town also has an extensive network of cycle lanes and routes and footpaths.
Getting to Bournemouth
Bournemouth is situated on the south west coast of England, 105 miles southwest of London, sitting just east of the 95 mile Jurassic coastline.
Bournemouth can easily be reached due to its very accessible infrastructure by road, rail, air or sea.
Once in Bournemouth there are plenty of transport options available to help you explore the resort and the beautiful surrounding areas.
By Coach – Bournemouth coach station is next to the train station in the centre of Bournemouth and offers services from a range of companies including National Express and Megabus to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
National Express coaches provide frequent services to London Victoria Coach Station and direct services to the West Country, Sussex coast (Brighton and Eastbourne), Bristol, Birmingham and the Midlands, the North West, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland.
By Train – South West Trains operate in Bournemouth, with regular services to Weymouth and direct services to and from London Waterloo. The Bournemouth Coach and Bus station are located outside of platform 1, where you can also find a taxi rank.
The train service to London from Bournemouth takes approximately 2 hours.
Bournemouth is accessible from all parts of the UK by train – check your local station for the best route to take or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
By Car – Bournemouth is easily accessible by road, and can be approached on the A338 (Wessex Way) from the North/East and the A35 from the South/West.
When coming from London, the direct route is to take the M3, the M27 and then the A338 which takes you into Bournemouth heading for Poole.