Yellow Buses

Yellow bus through centre of Bournemouth


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Buster's Beach Bus is back!

We are excited to be bringing back open top buses for 2021, with two new open top bus routes starting on Friday 2nd April 2021 (Good Friday). These routes will provide easy access to some of the best views across the Dorset Coast!

The frequency of the routes will initially be lower and will increase as the summer progresses with the next uplift scheduled to start on Saturday 29th May 2021 (Whitsun).

View the Easter timetable (2nd April - 28th May)

Route 11 - Bournemouth Pier to Mudeford

Open top buses on route 11 will travel to and from Bournemouth Pier, Boscombe Pier, Southbourne Beach, Hengistbury Head, Tuckton Bridge, Christchurch Bridges, Hoburne Holiday Park and Mudeford.

This service will initially operate every 2 hours on Saturday, Sundays, Bank Holidays and during School Holidays. It will not operate on weekdays during school terms until the Whitsun School Holidays.

Route 12 - Alum Chine to Boscombe Pier (with some journeys to Hengistbury Head)

We believe route 12 is the best way to experience an open top bus in Bournemouth! This service will initially operate every hour between Alum Chine, Westbourne, the Westcliff Hotels, Bournemouth Pier, East Cliff and Boscombe Pier (with some journeys extended to Hengistbury Head).

This route really does offer a ‘seat with a view’ where you can see the best views of the Dorset Coast from Old Harry Rocks to the Needles on the Isle of Wight.

Route 12 will operate hourly every day of the week from Good Friday through to the Whitsun School Holidays from when it will then increase to operate every 30 minutes.

The end to end journey time on this service is just under 60 minutes (a round trip in 2 hours), so this really is the best way to get on board an open top bus in the area!

> For more information about bus fares, day tickets and timetables please visit the Yellow Buses website

Let the bus take the strain and sit back and enjoy the view by taking a trip with Yellow Buses.

The award-winning bus company operates a network of routes across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, providing reliable and comfortable travel in one of the most modern fleets on the road.

Yellow Buses offers a wide range of great value fares and, of course, accepts English passes for concessionary travel.

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Please check website for details on fares, timetables and maps.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2022)

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:

From Bournemouth Town Centre take the A338 towards Ringwood. Turn left onto the A3060 Castle Lane West. When the Castlepoint Shopping Centre and Library are on your right, go right at the next roundabout into Yeomans Road. At the next roundabout go right into Yeomans Way. At the mini roundabout, turn left into the Yellow Buses’ depot. Parking is available in Visitor/Disabled bays, located next to the main building.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Castlepoint Shopping Centre is served by services B3, R3, R4, 20. From the Castlepoint stop, walk towards the ground floor of B&Q, to the side of this is a pathway that comes out opposite the Yellow Buses’ Depot.

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