Transport & Maps
Getting to Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University is located on two campuses:
For maps of our Campuses and surrounding area please visit our Map pages.
For a full list of access information, please visit our Accessibilty information page.
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.
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:
For timetabling and fare information please call National Rail Enquiries: +44 (0) 8457 484950 or visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk
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: www.nationalexpress.com 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
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 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.