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.
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:
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. The Lansdowne Campus is also close to Bournemouth train station.
There is no student parking at the Lansdowne Campus.
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. The area is well served by public (pay and display) car parks within easy walking distance of all university buildings.
If you need to park at Lansdowne 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.
To reach Lansdowne Campus from the North or the East, leave the A338 at the junction marked Travel Interchange onto St Paul’s Road, the train station is on the left here. When you reach Station Roundabout take the third exit onto Holdenhurst Road – here you will find the Executive Business Centre and The Old Fire Station. At the next roundabout turn left onto Christchurch Road (B3066) for Royal London House, Studland House and Bournemouth House, or the fifth exit will take you towards Melbury House.
From the West follow the directions to Talbot Campus, but proceed past the university on the A3049 (this becomes Talbot Avenue). Next, take Wimborne Road (A347), then Lansdowne Road (B3064). At the first roundabout, take the first exit – Oxford Road – for Melbury House or continue to Lansdowne Roundabout. Turn left here on to Holdenhurst Road for the Executive Business Centre and The Old Fire Station or the second exit for Christchurch Road (B3066) to get to Royal London House, Studland House and Bournemouth House.
For satnav users, the postcodes 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: www.nationalrail.co.uk
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 and U4 services also run at regular intervals.
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.
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 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:
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 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.