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How to get to AUB

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a single campus University based in Poole, Dorset.

We've put together a handy guide with directions on how to find us, including what buses to take and our nearest train station if you're taking public transport. Bournemouth and Poole are well-connected with cycle lanes and Beryl Bikes, too.

It's worth noting that we're next door to Bournemouth University, so you might like to use our what3words code to find our entrance.

Find us

Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown, Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom

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Opening times

Day Time

Monday

08.00-21.00

Tuesday

08.00-21.00

Wednesday

08.00-21.00

Thursday

08.00-21.00

Friday

08.00-21.00

Saturday

09.00-16.00

Sunday and Bank Holidays

Closed (excluding the Library – please check their opening times)

Please check separate opening times for the Library and MoDiP as timings may differ to other campus buildings.

Opening times (26 September - 9 December 2022)

Outlet Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

Arts Bar and Costa

09.00-20.00

Closed

Closed

Starbucks

08.00-16.00

Closed

Closed

The Refectory – counter service

11.30-14.30

Closed

Closed

The Refectory – Uni Food Hub App

09.00-17.00

Closed

Closed

The Shop

09.00-17.00

08.30-15.00*

Closed

* The shop will be open on Saturdays from 1 October - 19 November 2022.

Opening times (10 December 2022 - 6 January 2023)

Outlet Open (December 2022) Closed (Christmas closure) Open (January 2023)

Arts Bar and Costa

12–16 December 09.00–20.00

19 December - 6 January

Closed

Starbucks

12–22 December 08.30–15.30

22 December - 2 January

3-6 January 08.30-15.30

The Refectory – counter service

12–22 December 11.30-14.30

23 December - 6 January

Closed

The Refectory – Uni Food Hub App

Closed

Closed

Closed

The Shop

10 December 09.00-14.00

12 December 2022 - 6 January 2023

Closed

Please visit the Library's website for opening hours.

Please visit MoDip's website for opening hours.

How to get here?

From the East and North

  • Take A338 (known as the Wessex Way)
  • Exit at Richmond Hill Roundabout (next to Vitality Life)
  • Take third exit along Wimborne Road
  • At four-way junction with traffic lights, turn left towards Winton
  • Continue over next three roundabouts
  • At fourth roundabout take first left into Fern Barrow
  • Continue over mini roundabout
  • Take first left into the AUB campus

From the West

  • Approach Poole on A35
  • Follow signs for Bournemouth (A3049)
  • Take dual carriageway past Tower Park (Dorset Way)
  • The Wallisdown Campus is on the A3049 (Wallisdown Road)

By rail

Bournemouth Train Station is served by a fast inter-city rail link from London Waterloo. There are also regular trains from Poole, Southampton and other major cities. You can purchase tickets at the station or via South Western Railway or Trainline. The Wallisdown Campus is about 1.5 miles from the train station and a 5-10 minute journey by taxi.

By bus or coach

Bournemouth is well connected by coach. It takes about 2 ½ hours to get here from London. The Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (known as the Travel Interchange) is next to the railway station.

The Morebus number 17, number 6* and number 36* will take you from Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (Travel Interchange) to the University campus. The journey will last around 10–15 minutes.

The Unibus U1 will take you to campus from Holdenhurst Road.

N.B. these routes were previously operated by Yellow Bus

By taxi

A taxi takes about 5-10 minutes.

Local taxi companies include:

Helpful links

Parking spaces on campus are limited to permit holders, except for the events listed below. However, we can book parking spaces on campus for visitors with disabilities. Please contact +441202 533011 to arrange a space or if you have any other parking-related queries.

Further details regarding parking for specific events can be found below:

Open Days and Campus Tours parking

Parking on campus is available for open days and campus tours. Pre-booking is not required. You will be welcomed on to campus by our team or directed to an alternative, nearby car park. If you have any special requirements or require a disabled space, please let us know by emailing opendays@aub.ac.uk.

Interview, audition and applicant days parking

Parking on campus is available for interview, auditions and applicant days. Pre-booking is not required. Please inform Security on arrival that you are in attendance for interview, audition or an applicant day.

If the applicant is not the driver you can still park on campus. You’re welcome to stay and enjoy our facilities, alternatively, you can follow the signs to the town centre where there are plenty of places to eat, drink and visit.

Additional parking options

  • Madeira Road car park – BH1 1QQ
  • National Car Park (next to train station) – BH8 8DL
  • Richmond Hill – BH1 1JD
  • National Car Park (town centre) – BH2 5NN

There are nearer parking options in Winton, some within walking distance and others on bus routes. Winton parking is on a smaller scale and often involving a more complex route to campus.

We recommend planning your route before you travel.

Here are some external websites that give information about hotels in Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

Please be aware when booking your hotel that the University campus is a 2 mile drive from the town centre.