How to get to Bournemouth?

This page provides brief guidance on how to get to Bournemouth from various UK airports.

Public Transport

Gatwick Airport

Frequent and direct services with National Express coaches (www.nationalexpress.com)
From: Gatwick Airport (North Terminal)
To: Bournemouth Coach Station
Direct journey: approx. 3 hours 15 minutes
Journey via London Heathrow Airport: approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
Departure: North Terminal (on the lower level outside international arrivals)
Tickets: National Express ticket desks in the North and South Terminals or online in advance.

Heathrow Airport

Frequent and direct services with National Express coaches (www.nationalexpress.com)
From: Heathrow Airport (Terminals 2, 3)
To: Bournemouth Coach Station
Direct journey: approx. 2 hours 20 minutes
Departure: The central bus station is a short walk from the terminals and has lifts, escalators and moving walkways to help with the journey at terminals 2 and 3. The bus station is open 24 hours a day and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:30.
Tickets: Ticket office at Heathrow central bus station (06:00 - 22:10), ticket machines or online in advance.

Stansted Airport

Frequent services with National Express coaches via London (www.nationalexpress.com)
From: Stansted Airport
To: Bournemouth Coach Station
Journey via London Victoria Coach Station: approx. 4 hours 50 minutes
Journey via London Heathrow Airport: approx. 4 hours 25 minutes
Departure: The coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance
Tickets: Ticket desk in arrivals (open 06:00 to 01:00), in the coach station (24 hours a day, seven days a week) or online in advance.

Bournemouth Airport

Hourly services with Yellow Buses (A1 route) (www.bybus.co.uk)
From: Bournemouth Airport
To: Bournemouth Train Station
Direct journey: approx. 20 minutes
Departure: Every hour outside the airport
Tickets: On board

Southampton Airport

Frequent and direct train services operated by National Rail (www.nationalrail.co.uk)
From: Southampton Airport Parkway Station
To: Bournemouth Train Station
Direct journey: approx. 38 minutes
Departure: Southampton Airport Parkway Station is right next to the airport
Tickets: Ticket machine located in international arrivals or online in advance.

How to get to your accommodation?

Home stay

We will provide you with the address of your host family prior to arrival. From the Coach and Train Station in Bournemouth you will be able to get there on foot, by bus (www.bybus.co.uk) or by taxi.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need information about local bus connections or taxi companies. We will be happy to assist you with travel preparations.

Residence

We will provide you with the address of your residence prior to arrival. From the Coach and Train Station in Bournemouth you will be able to get there on foot, by bus (www.bybus.co.uk) or by taxi.
The residence is within 10 minutes walking distance from the coach and train station.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need information about local bus connections or taxi companies. We will be happy to assist you with travel preparations.

Private Airport Transfer

Airport transfers can be arranged with our local partner straight to your accommodation any time of the day from airport arrivals.

You will be met at the arrival gate by the chauffeur with a Europa School of English sign showing your name. If you do not see the chauffeur, please call our emergency number, which you will find in your booking information.