Local Bus Services
As part of the Travel Plan, Bournemouth University has arranged for the establishment of dedicated bus routes to serve both Campuses.
Special University Services
As part of the local transport network, Wilts & Dorset Buses operates a student-oriented service. This service provides transport between our two campuses and extends to areas populated by students in Poole, Bournemouth and Boscombe.
View the bus service for BU website .
Services run every 15 minutes during term-time and timetables are available from all main reception desks.
A shuttle bus is in operation during University vacation times and includes stops at Boscombe bus station, The Lansdowne, Cranborne House and the Talbot Campus.
View the full BU Bus Timetable (PDF 5mb).
The way to pay for bus travel is changing
From September you’ll need to pay for bus travel online instead of at the vending machines and shops on campus.
We are introducing a key card which is the smarter way to pay for bus travel.
The key is a smartcard that makes paying for bus travel in and around the Bournemouth University area a whole lot easier. Instead of buying a paper ticket each time you travel from the driver or from a vending machine on campus you load tickets onto the ‘key’ in advance, online.
You will be able to pre-register for your key from Wednesday 22 August on the bus service for BU website.
They will be able to be used from the new term in September 2012 and will be available for you to collect from your main campus at either Poole House Reception or Studland House Reception 9.00 - 16.00 Monday - Friday.
What products will be available on the key?
If you do have a valid key your can also use it on all other Wilts and Dorset bus services (except night buses) after 9am Mondays to Fridays, anytime weekends and pay just the child cash fare to the driver.
Convenient and easy to use
Security and peace of mind