Transportation and transfers
With a variety of transport links it is easy to get to Bournemouth. England is served with several international airports, including Heathrow (LHR), Gartwick (LGW), Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN), London City (LCY), Southampton (SOU) and Bournemouth (BOU). Travel times by taxi from Luton, Stansted and London City Airports is approximately three to three-and-a-half hours. From Heathrow and Gatwick the approximate journey times are two to two-and-a-half hours. From Southampton the travel time is approximately one hour, and from Bournemouth Airport it is 30 to 45 minutes.
By BusOne of the cheapest ways of getting to Bournemouth is by taking the coach: National Express has direct connections between Bournemouth, Central London (Victoria Coach Station), Heathrow and Gatwick airports. With prices starting at just £15 (if booked in advance) it is also a very economical way of getting to Bournemouth. You can buy tickets at the National Express office at the airport. For more information check National Express website Click Here Please be aware the National Express terminates at Bournemouth coach station, and students will need to make their own way to their chosen destination. We do not recommend this transfer for 16 to 17 year old students. They will need to book a transfer via the school from our authorised transfer company.
By TrainWith direct links to London Waterloo station, Southampton Airport and many other major towns and cities in the South of England, getting to Bournemouth via train is quite simple. Prices vary enormously, so for the most up-to-date train times and fares check National Rail Enquires Click Here.
Airport transfersBournemouth School of Marketing International can help arrange private transfers. When you arrive at any major UK Airport or Port, a driver will be waiting in arrivals with your name on a board. The driver will then escort you directly to the homestay or your chosen destination. A selection of prices can be seen below, all prices are for trips terminating in Bournemouth.
London Heathrow - £160
London Gatwick - £180
London Luton - £180
London Stansted - £210
Southampton - £80
Bournemouth - £45