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Directions to our Talbot Campus

Our Talbot Campus is home to the majority of our facilities, including the Bournemouth University Business School, the Faculty of Media & Communication, the Faculty of Science & Technology, the Doctoral College, SportBU, The Sir Michael Cobham Library and much more.

The postcode for our Talbot Campus is BH12 5BB. 

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

You can discover Talbot Campus at one of our Open Days or you can see for yourself on a self-guided tour (pdf 979kb) at any time.

If you need to travel from Talbot to our Lansdowne Campus in the town centre, it takes 10–15 minutes by car or regular bus services. You can get directions from Talbot to Lansdowne on Google Maps, or download our general directions (pdf 389kb) to see where each campus is located.

Getting to Talbot Campus by:


We are committed to sustainable travel and we encourage all our staff, students and visitors to consider alternatives to driving. There are excellent local buses, including our very own UNIBUS which provides a very easy service between our campus locations. Lansdowne Campus is also close to Bournemouth train station.

There is no student parking at Talbot Campus, except for pre-approved permit holders.

If you are visiting and you have to travel by car, please consider where you are going to park before you set off. If you are attending a university Open Day, you will be sent details of any pre-booked park and ride/parking options when you register.

Local council car parking is available in Bournemouth. There are high-frequency buses from the town centre’s public parking to Talbot Campus.

If you need to park at Talbot Campus, please contact the department or staff member you are visiting, as pre-booking is essential for all visitor and event parking due to limited availability.


Talbot Campus can be reached from the North or the East via the A338 (locally known as the Wessex Way). Take the exit at the Richmond Hill Roundabout (next to the Vitality tower) and then follow the signs for the university.

From the West on the A35 follow the signs to Bournemouth (A3049), taking the dual-carriageway (Dorset Way) past Tower Park. Talbot Campus is located on the A3049 (Wallisdown Road).

For satnav users, the postcode for our Talbot Campus is BH12 5BB.


The nearest rail station to Talbot Campus is Bournemouth. 

The fast train service from London to Bournemouth takes around one hour and 50 minutes. From the station, Yellow Buses (U6) and more bus (17) run services to Talbot Campus or you can catch a UNIBUS by walking to Dorchester house. There is a taxi rank at the station, and a taxi would get you to Talbot Campus in around ten minutes.

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

A detailed accessibility guide for Bournemouth Train Station is available from DisabledGo


A detailed accessibility guide for Bournemouth Bus Station is available from AccessAble.


As part of the local transport network, morebus operates a student-oriented UNIBUS 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 information. Alternatively you can pick up a timetable from all main reception desks.


The U1 Bus service runs every 8-10 minutes at peak times throughout the week. The U2, U3 and U4 services also run at regular intervals, plus the U3 runs a Saturday service. 

Vacation Times:

The U1 Bus service is in operation during university vacation times, running a circular route between Dorchester House, the Lansdowne Campus, Cranborne House and the Talbot Campus every 15 minutes.

The U3 Bus service also runs during vacation times, including a Saturday service.

View the vacation timetable bus service information.


In addition to the UNIBUS service, morebus provide a number of public bus routes to both the Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses. You can find out more on the morebus website.

Yellow Buses

Yellow Buses also have a number of services that stop at both the Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses. You can find out more on the Yellow Buses website.


Talbot Campus is easily accessible by bike. At the Talbot Campus, there are secure compounds located to the rear of Dorset House, Christchurch House and in the Student Village. These operate on a card entry system. To gain access to secure compounds please obtain an access card from Poole House reception between 9am and 4pm. You will need to present a form of I.D.

Shower and changing facilities including lockers are available to the rear of Christchurch House using the same secure compound access card.


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 timetable and fare information:


London airports

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

Southampton International Airport

Southampton International Airport is around 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 just 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.

You can complete your journey from Bournemouth Airport by bus. More timetable and fare information can be found on the Yellow Buses website.