Transportation in Bournemouth

Public transport in Bournemouth

Yellow Buses

Yellow Bus Passports (“Glo Cards”), allowing unlimited travel in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area on Yellow Buses, are available for issue to students at the Bus Company’s offices in Avenue Road, Bournemouth and Mallard Road, Bournemouth. These can also be purchased online on the Yellow Buses website.

Yellow Bus Timetables giving details of routes and prices are available in Student Services. Students should apply direct to Yellow Buses, making the appropriate payment.

Yellow Bus Passports (“Glo Cards”), allowing unlimited travel in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area, on Yellow Buses only.

Yellow Bus Prices

ADULT TICKET: 19 YEARS OLD OR OVER£
7days (1 week)17
14days (2 weeks)33
30days55
90days150

Glo Cards are available for periods of more than 90 days. Please ask Student Services for details.

DURATION OF CHILD “YELLOW CARD” FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 19£
7days (1 week)15
14days (2 weeks)30
30days42

Wilts & Dorset Buses

Wilts and Dorset ‘Saver Tickets’, allowing unlimited travel in the Bournemouth and Poole areas. Particularly useful for students staying in homestay accommodation in the Branksome and Parkstone areas which are not served by Yellow Buses.

Wilts & Dorset Bus Prices

DURATION OF “SAVER TICKET”£
7days*17
30days60
90days150

* Saver Tickets are available in multiples of 7 days (i.e. 14 days costs £ 32)

Wilts and Dorset ‘Network Tickets’, allowing unlimited travel in the entire Wilts and Dorset area. Prices are:

DURATION OF “NETWORK TICKET”£
7days*23
30days85
90days195

Special Arrangements
If you require a bus pass to be arranged in advance by the school, an Administrative Service charge will be levied as follows:

Administrative Service Charge£
Per bus pass5
Per group, if more than one bus pass is arranged at the same time15

Taxis

We have special arrangements with MOBILE RADIO CARS to have cars available at the bus station in Bournemouth (adjacent to the Railway Station) to take you to your accommodation.

Mobile Radio Cars’ Telephone no: 01202 51 80 00

Approximate cost of a taxi: £ 7 to £12.

Car Hire

For those who require their own transport there are many reliable Car Hire companies in Bournemouth. Our Student Services staff will be pleased to advise you.

Driving Licences issued by member-states of the European Economic Area (European Community countries plus Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway) are valid in Great Britain. Students from other countries who have valid full licences or International Driving Permits may normally drive in Britain for up to one year without further formality.

It is important to note that it is a serious offence to drive any kind of vehicle without a driving licence, a vehicle licence and a motor insurance policy valid in the United Kingdom.

Cycle Hire

Many students find it most convenient to hire bicycles for the duration of their courses. Our Student Services staff will be pleased to make the arrangements for you.

Rail Services

Bournemouth is just 100 minutes away from London by train. Trains run every half-hour throughout the day and evening.

Bournemouth Airport

Flybe offers worldwide connections directly into Bournemouth.

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