The University is situated two miles from the centre of Bournemouth, on the border between Bournemouth and Poole. A detailed map and directions can be downloaded on this page.
Arriving by Road
The best way to approach the Wallisdown campus from the east or north is via the A338 (known locally as the Wessex Way).
Take the exit at the Richmond Hill Roundabout (next to the Standard Life building), then take the third exit from this roundabout and proceed along Wimborne Road. At the four-way Junction (intersection with traffic lights) turn left (the road continues as Wimborne Road then becomes Talbot Avenue), and proceed over the next three roundabouts. At the fourth roundabout take the first left into Fern Barrow and continue straight ahead (over the mini roundabout). Take your first left into the Wallisdown campus.
If you are travelling from the west, approach Poole on the A35, then follow the signs for Bournemouth (A3049) taking the dual carriagway past Tower Park (Dorset Way). The Wallisdown Campus is on the A3049 (Wallisdown Road).
The nearest station to the University is Bournemouth Train Station, which is served by a fast inter-city rail link from London Waterloo. There are also regular trains to Bournemouth from Poole, Southampton and other major cities. The Wallisdown Campus is located approximately 1.5 miles from the train station and is a 5-10 minute journey by taxi.
Bus number 6 (Yellow Buses) will take you from Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (Travel Interchange) to the University campus.
Frequent coach services run to Bournemouth from many large centres. Journey time from London is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (known as the Travel Interchange) is located on the ground level of the Asda Superstore next to the railway station. Bus number 6a, 6b or 6c (Yellow Buses – hourly service) will take you from Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (Travel Interchange) to the University campus – A journey by taxi is approximately 5-10 minutes.
Please direct any coach passenger enquiries to the National Express Information Line on (08705) 808 080 or visit http://www.nationalexpress.com/
London Heathrow is approximately 2 hours by road from Bournemouth. London Gatwick is some 2 hours and 30 minutes away. Both airports are served by direct coach/rail links from Bournemouth. Southampton International Airport is 35 minutes away by road and serves as a main station on the rail route between Bournemouth and London (approximately 25 minutes by train). Southampton serves a number of UK and European destinations.
Please direct enquiries to +44 2380 629 600.
Bournemouth Airport is approximately 15 minutes away from town by road and also serves a number of destinations. There is no direct rail link to and from the Airport, but taxis are plentiful, as are frequent local bus services.
Please direct enquiries to +44 1202 364 000.Arts University Bournemouth
Tel: +44 1202 533 011
Fax: +44 1202 537 729
Please note that the Arts University Bournemouth is situated adjacent to the Bournemouth University’s Talbot campus.