Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3QQ


Bournemouth is located on the South Coast of England, and is easily accessible by Road, Train, Coach and by Air.

Getting here: By Road

The AA website gives free directions for driving, route planning and maps to assist in making your journey to or from Bournemouth. There is continuous motorway or dual carriageway from Bournemouth Town Centre to London and along the South Coast, via the M3 and M27. Fast access may also be gained from the Midlands and the North of England via the M6 and A34.

Getting here: By Train

South West Trains operates a comprehensive service to London Waterloo with a journey time of as little as 97 minutes. This line also serves Southampton, Winchester and Basingstoke to the East, with Poole, Wareham, Dorchester and Weymouth to the West. Virgin Trains serve destinations to the North with direct trains to Reading, Oxford, Birmingham & the Midlands, Manchester and the Northwest, Yorkshire (Sheffield, Leeds, York), Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland. Southern's 'West-Coast way' services are available by changing at Southampton Central. The Sussex Coastal towns of Chichester, Worthing, Hove and Brighton are served and trains continue to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. There are connections to link Bournemouth with the full national network. Visit National Rail Enquiries or call on Tel: 08457 484950.

Getting here: By Coach

There are frequent (16 per day) departures to Bournemouth from London Victoria Coach Station. There are also direct services from the West Country, Sussex coast (Brighton and Eastbourne), Bristol, Birmingham and the Midlands, the North West, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland. National Express Airport has 12 departures daily to Bournemouth from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, with connections from Heathrow to Luton and Stanstead Airports. Visit the National Express Website for more information and bookings.

Getting here: By Air

London Heathrow is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes by road from Bournemouth. London Gatwick is 2 hours and 30 minutes away. Both airports are served by direct coach and rail services to Bournemouth. Southampton International Airport is approximately 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, including Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Belfast, Bergerac, Brussels, Bordeaux, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Malaga, Manchester, Newcastle, Palma, Paris and Salzburg. Visit for more information, Bournemouth Airport is just 10 minutes away from the town by road and also serves a number of national and international destinations, including: Alderney, Alicante, Bilbao, Dalaman, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Girona, Glasgow, Jersey, Katowice, Madeira, Malaga, Marseille, Palma, Pisa, Venice and Verona. Visit for more information The Bournemouth Airport Shuttle runs between Bournemouth town centre and the airport once an hour from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week, serving the Travel Interchange, East Cliff, the Pier, West Cliff and the Square. Visit for more information.


Bournemouth currently has around 250 licenced taxis (usually painted yellow) and 350 licenced private hire vehicles available 24 hours a day.Taxis ranks are situated across Bournemouth town centre, at the travel interchange (bus/coach/train hub) and outside the airport and train station. In addition you can call the taxi office and make a booking. Expect to pay approximately 1.75 per mile day rate (6.30am midnight) and 2.33 per mile between midnight and 6.30am.

United Taxis: +44 (0) 1202 556677

Bournemouth Taxi Rank Station: +44 (0) 1202 556166

Charminster Taxis: +44 (0) 1202 522422

Mobile Radio Cars: +44 (0) 1202 5180


Getting here