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Directions to our Lansdowne Campus

Our Lansdowne Campus is home to the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and the Executive Business Centre, where postgraduate education for the Faculty of Management is delivered.

It is also where the majority of our accommodation is based, as well as being conveniently located to the main train and bus station.

A lot of our support services, such as the marketing, HR, finance, international admissions and our AskBU drop-in service are also based here.

If you are planning your journey to BU remember you can always email us to ensure you are arriving in the right location.

You can discover Lansdowne Campus at one of our Open Days, or you can see it for yourself on a self-guided tour (pdf 881kb) at any time.

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

Getting to Lansdowne Campus by:


To reach Lansdowne Campus from the North or the East, leave the A338 at the junction marked Travel Interchange onto St Paul's Road, then take St Swithuns Road. At the roundabout at the end of St Swithuns Road take the right-hand exit which will bring you onto Christchurch Road (B3066) where the buildings that comprise the campus are located.

From the West follow the directions to Talbot Campus but proceed past the University on the A3049 (this becomes Talbot Avenue). Next take the Wimborne Road (A347), then the Lansdowne Road (B3064) to continue onto Christchurch Road (B3066).

There is no student parking at the Lansdowne Campus, although the area is well served by public (pay and display) car parks within easy walking distance of all university buildings.

For Sat-Nav users, the post codes vary by building on our Lansdowne Campus as follows:

  • Bournemouth House: BH1 3LH
  • Executive Business Centre: BH8 8EB
  • Melbury House: BH8 8ES
  • The Old Fire Station: BH8 8AD
  • Studland House: BH1 3NA
  • Royal London House: BH1 3LT


The nearest rail station to Lansdowne Campus is Bournemouth.

The journey there by fast train from London takes around one hour and 50 minutes. Buildings on the Lansdowne Campus are a five-minute walk from the railway station.

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 DisabledGo.


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 and U4 services also run at regular intervals.

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.

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.


At the Lansdowne Campus, there are secure compounds to the rear of Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth House, Melbury House and in the underground car park at Studland House. The Executive Business Centre operates on the same entry card system as Talbot whilst the others operate on a coded lock system. Codes for these compounds can be obtained from the nearest Reception desk on production of your student ID card.

Shower and changing facilities including lockers can be found in Bournemouth House ground floor, on the 5th and 7th floor of Studland House, and on alternate floors in Melbury House and the Executive Business Centre.


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 one hour 40 minutes away by train. Both companies below offer a number of destinations in Europe from Portsmouth.

For time tabling 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 that 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.