Bournemouth is well connected by coach and train to the rest of the UK. Bournemouth is also accessible from several different airports, all within a 2 hour 30 minute journey. The airports most commonly used by our clients who are coming to Bournemouth to study are:
A National Express coach is the cheapest way to get to Bournemouth from Heathrow (around £20 one way). The journey time is from 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes depending on which terminal you land at. We can organize a pre-booked taxi for you, the cost is from £150. To get a normal taxi from the airport to Bournemouth the cost is about £200. There is no direct train service between Heathrow and Bournemouth.
National Express coaches cost from £20 to £40 one way to Bournemouth. The journey time is about three and a half hours. Pre-booked taxis are from £160 one way, airport taxis are a lot more. There is no direct train service between Gatwick and Bournemouth. You have to change at least once. The cost is from £25 one way booked in advance, but can rise to £60 one way for a ticket bought on the day of travel. Journey times are from 2 hour 15 minutes.
You can easily get from Southampton airport to Bournemouth by train. The cost is from £7.50 to £13.30 one way if booked in advance, but is more expensive if bought at the time of travel. The quickest journey time is 40 minutes. Pre-booked taxis are from £95.
There is an hourly bus service (bus number 1a) from the airport to the Travel Interchange in Bournemouth. The cost is £5 one way. There is no train service from the airport. Pre-booked taxis are from about £15 depending on the exact destination.
Stansted and Luton
Although flights may be cheaper to Luton and Stansted airports they are much further away from Bournemouth than the other airports above. A pre-booked taxi from Luton will cost about £190 and from Stansted about £200. National Express journeys take from 4 hours from Luton and from 4 hours 20 minutes from Stansted. You normally have to change coaches at Heathrow. Coach fares start from £25 one way booked in advance to £45 one way if bought on the day.
PRE-BOOKED TAXI FARES
All times and prices are approximate and subject to change.
Please confirm with us at the time of booking.
|TAXI : Airport to Place of Stay in Bournemouth: Book at RLC|
* Includes parking and 1hr of waiting. Delays beyond are charged at £15.00 per hour plus parking if applicable.
British Council Safety Guides to the UK
- Creating Confidence – a guide for international students to staying safe in the UK
- Safety First – a guide for international visitors to staying safe in the UK
Visit this page for the most up-to-date versions: https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/h009.02_studyuk_safety_first_a5_final_web.pdf