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Welcome to Bournemouth and UNIBUS

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UNIBUS is the best way to get from your halls to the Lansdowne and Talbot campuses in Bournemouth and Poole. Starting university can be daunting at first so here's our little guide to getting around with ease.

Routes

We operate four main core routes at UNIBUS. They are:

U1 Dorchester House | Lansdowne | Cranborne House | University Talbot Campus
term time: up to every 5-10 minutes during the day and up to every 30 minutes during the evening
vacation time: up to every 15 minutes during the day with no evening service
weekends: no service
U2 Poole Town Centre | Park Gates | Branksome | University Talbot Campus
term time: up to every 30 minutes during the day and up to every hour during the evening
vacation time: no service
weekends: no service
U3 Southbourne | Pokesdown | Boscombe | Charminster | Winton | University Talbot Campus
term time: up to every 30 minutes during the day and up to every 30 minutes during the evening
vacation time: up to every 30 minutes during the day with no evening service
weekends: up to every hour on Saturdays with no sunday service
U4 Westbourne | Bournemouth | Cranborne House | University Talbot Campus
term time: up to every hour during the day with no evening service
vacation time: no service
weekends: no service

We are run by local bus company, morebus, who also run their own network of service; some of which serve the university campuses. Take a look at our timetables and maps page to see which other services you may benefit from using. Don't forget our nightbuses N1 and N2 which run all day and all night Monday through to Saturday.

Getting a ticket

You can buy your UNIBUS tickets on our mobile app, clickit2ride, or on theKey, our smartcard. You can also buy tickets using contactless or cash with our drivers. Buy your tickets in advance and travel around Bournemouth, Poole and beyond on all UNIBUS and morebus services.

To get discounted tickets on clickit2ride, you will need to sign up using your university email address and obtain the monthly discount code from myHub or myAUB.

Tools to help you get about

This website features a journey planner so you can enter your start and end points and we'll show you the best route to take. There's also our live departure times feature which tells you how far away your bus is from your bus stop. If you're really stuck, one of our friendly travel advisors will be happy to help - just get in touch.

Live departure times
Favourites

Add favourites by selecting the star on a stop's departure board

Timetables & Maps
Favourites

Add favourites by selecting the star on a timetable