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.
Offers flights direct to Bournemouth Airport
Tel: 0203 451 2688 www.thomsonfly.com
For more information of Ryan Air Flights from Bournemouth please visit www.ryanair.com or call 0871 2460000
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
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 .
Ferry Terminal car park
If you require a car parking space it is advisable to book in advance. £7 per 24 hours.
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
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
Information on planning your route can be found on a number of sites, including: