Bournemouth University

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Getting to Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is located on two campuses:

  • Talbot Campus
    This campus is located two miles from Bournemouth Town centre and is home to the majority of our Academic Schools and the Faculty of Science & Technology, the Student Village and many of our student support services.
  • Lansdowne Campus
    This campus is based near the town centre and is home to our School of Health & Social Care and also serves as the centre of postgraduate study for the Business School.

For maps of our Campuses and surrounding area please visit our Map pages.

Alternatively you can use Google Maps to plan your route to Bournemouth University by car or foot. Click here for the Talbot Campus and here for Lansdowne .

Accessibility information

For a full list of access information, please visit our Accessibilty information page.

Arriving By:

Rail / Road / Coach / Bus / Bike / Sea / Air / Foot

Arriving by Rail

The nearest station to the University is Bournemouth. The journey by fast train from London takes approximately an 1 hour 50 minutes.

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

Getting to the Lansdowne Campus:

Buildings on the Lansdowne Campus are a five-minute walk from the railway station (see Lansdowne Campus map).

Getting to the Talbot Campus:

  • From Bournemouth rail station you can take a Yellow Bus which run every 10 minutes to Talbot Campus (see Talbot Campus map)
  • You can use the University buses from Dorchester House, just around the corner from Bournemouth rail station
  • A taxi from the station will get you there in less than ten minutes.

For timetabling and fare information please call National Rail Enquiries: +44 (0) 8457 484950 or visit:

Bournemouth Railway Station


Arriving by Road

Full travel directions, postcodes and maps for reaching the University's two campuses by car can be found on our Bournemouth Maps page.

For further about parking please visit our Parking page.


Arriving by Coach

Frequent coach services run to Bournemouth from many large cities. Journeys from London take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The coach station is situated next to the railway station. For directions to either campus, see the above section about arriving by rail.

Travelling from Bournemouth to London by coach is easy - the National Express leaves from Talbot Campus and also stops at Bournemouth Pier and the Travel Interchange (Coach Station) on its way to London. There are regular coach connections to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airport.

For timetabling and fare information, please visit the National Express website: or call: +44 (0) 8717 818178.


Arriving by Bus

Buses serve both Talbot and Lansdowne Campus. During term-time, the buses run approximately every ten minutes between the two campuses at peak times, and every thirty minutes in the evening. See our local buses information for timetabling and fare details.


Arriving by Bike

Both Talbot and Lansdowne campuses are easily accessible by bike. For more information please visit our Cycling page.


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, but taxis and buses serve the seaport.

Portsmouth seaport is a good alternative to Poole and is approx 1 hour 40 minutes away by train. Both companies below offer a number of destinations in Europe from Portsmouth.

For time tabling and fare information:


Arriving by Air

London airports

London Heathrow is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, by road from Bournemouth. Gatwick is 2 hours away. Both airports are served by direct coaches to Bournemouth and rail services from London.

Southampton International Airport

Southampton International Airport is approximately 35 minutes 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 minutes away from the town by road and also serves a number of destinations. Although there is no direct rail link, taxis and buses serve the airport.

Buses provide a link between Bournemouth Airport, the Lansdowne Campus, the Town Centre and the Travel Interchange. More timetable and fare information can be found on the Yellow Buses website .


Arriving by Foot

The Lansdowne Campus is within walking distance of Bournemouth railway station and Travel Interchange. It will take you about approximately 30 minutes to walk from Lansdowne to the Talbot Campus.

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