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Getting to Poole

Main Public Transport Information for getting to Poole can be found on:



Bournemouth International Airport, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6SE
Situated approximately 9.5 miles from Poole with regular services to Ireland and the Mediterranean.
See below for details of the shuttle service to the airport.

Information Hotline Tel: 01202 364000
Bookings - Car Park Tel: 0871 310 5556
Fax: 01202 364109     www.bournemouthairport.com

We advise visiting the website to check destinations available as these are subject to change.

First Choice 
Offers flights direct from Bournemouth Airport
Tel: 0203 451 2688  www.firstchoice.co.uk

For more information of Ryan Air Flights from Bournemouth please visit 
www.ryanair.com  or call 0871 2460000

Coach Services

National Express offers a regular service to most major towns and cities plus a new Flightlink service, up to 24 times per day to/from Heathrow Airport and central London with connections to Gatwick Airport. Coaches arrive at Seldown Coach Park, which is next to Poole Bus Station.
Reservations: 08717 81 81 81 Fax: 0141 332 8055   www.nationalexpress.com

Bournemouth Airport Shuttle
Bournemouth Airport Shuttle runs between Bournemouth town centre and the airport once an hour from 6:20am to 8:10pm, seven days a week, serving the Travel Interchange, East Cliff, the Pier, West Cliff and the Square. Journey times from the Travel Interchange to Bournemouth Airport take roughly 30 minutes. At the Travel Interchange you can transfer to a bus or train to Poole.

Please note: The Bournemouth Airport Shuttle Bus does not operate on 25th & 26th December, and 1st January.

Tel: 01202 636160  https://www.bybus.co.uk/routes/timetable/A1?day=thu&direction=out

Sea View Coaches (Day Tours)
Tel: 01202 773124

Discover Dorset Tours offer day tours and half day tours around Dorset and the surrounding areas. Tel: 01202 557007

Ferry Services

From the Port: Daily services to Cherbourg, France with Brittany Ferries .

Regular Summer sailings to St Malo, France and the Channel Islands with Condor Ferries .

Condor Ferry
Ferry Terminal car park
£10.00 per 24 hours pay on exit, cash or card 
Tel: 01202 440220

Local Ferries & Boat Trips

Sandbanks to Studland Ferry  
Bramble Bush Bay (the floating bridge) - Car and Passenger Ferry linking Poole and the Purbecks. From 0700am until 2300 hrs. approx every 20 mins. £3.50 per car (single) £1 for pedestrians, bicycles and motor bikes. Christmas day service half hourly from 8am - 6:10pm. Leaves Sandbanks on the hour and half past the hour. Leaves Shell Bay at 10 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour.  Tel: 01929 450203. www.sandbanksferry.co.uk

Brownsea Island Ferries Ltd
Boat trips from Poole Quay and Sandbanks to Brownsea Island, Wareham and around the Harbour. Tel: 01929 462383  www.brownseaislandferries.com

City Cruises Poole
Boat trips from Poole Quay to view Studland Bay, Old Harry Rocks and Swanage. Tel:01202 467 882. http://www.citycruisespoole.com/

Greenslades Pleasure Boats
Boat trips from Poole Quay to Brownsea Island, Wareham and around the Harbour. Tel: 01202 669955  www.greensladespleasureboats.co.uk

Wight Link Ferries
Daily service to the Isle of Wight from Lymington, Hampshire Tel: 08713 76 10 00  www.wightlink.co.uk


Poole Station is situated in the town centre - Daily services to all major cities including London Waterloo, Edinburgh, York, Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton.
National Rail Enquires Tel: 03457 48 49 50 
web: www.nationalrail.co.uk    

South West Trains Tel: 0845 6000650

Arriving by train? Ask for a Plusbus ticket. If you are arriving in Poole by train you can enjoy unlimited travel for the day on most local bus services with the Plus Bus ticket. Wilts & Dorset, Yellow Buses, First and the majority of smaller bus operators are included and you can hop on and off the buses all day with your rail Plusbus ticket. Passengers can travel over a wide area including not just Poole but also neighbouring towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Wimborne www.plusbus.info/poole link will open in new window

Road Travel

Information on planning your route can be found on a number of sites, including: