You are a citizen of the world when you are a study abroad student. It’s important that you can move around with ease. Travelling should be an enjoyable experience with low stress.

Bournemouth is a wonderful town that connects with various parts of the world. We are going to take a quick look at where you can travel from Bournemouth.

Access to London

Bournemouth to London by train takes from 1 hour 50 minutes and arrives at London Waterloo. Ticket prices on start from around £11 depending on whether you book in advance or on the day (it is better to book in advance)

By road, Google Maps estimates the drive to be 2 hours 36 minutes into Central London

Megabus and National Express provide a daily bus service between Bournemouth and London for as little as £5 – £9

• FLIGHTS provides air travel between Bournemouth and London taking just over an hour. Prices vary but some very good deals can be sourced online using or The earlier you book the better the price.

Access to Towns and Cities in the UK

Megabus provides a fantastic service for travelling throughout the UK. Even when you tire of things to do in Bournemouth you will be able to access other cities with ease. Traveling to cities will enrich your cultural experience of living and staying in the UK.

Cities offer huge variety of entertainment. Many of the destinations are cities in the North and Midlands that will provide a wonderful experience of high street shopping, nightlife, cafes and restaurants, theatres, football matches, galleries and museums to name but a few.

You can travel to all the following locations directly by bus from Bournemouth:

  • Birmingham
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Coventry
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Middlesbrough
  • Newcastle
  • Oxford
  • Sheffield
  • Sunderland

Access to the Rest of the World

You may be surprised to learn that Bournemouth’s airport has a number of destinations. For a full list of destination (multiple cities) you can view Bournemouth Airport’s website, however here is a list of countries that can be accessed directly from Bournemouth:

  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Canary Islands

“The world is your oyster”
This is a common English phrase that means you are in a position to take up lots of opportunities available to you. If you decide to spread your travel from Bournemouth farther afield, you will now be equipped with the knowledge that Bournemouth provides easy access to UK and worldwide destinations!