Most bus services in Poole are provided on a commercial basis by private bus companies. You can download a bus map alongside (pdf file) showing all of the routes in the conurbation.
If you are out for the day why not buy a Getting About Card which is valid across Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch on the services of all of the main bus operators. There are no time restrictions and the tickets are available from the driver of the first bus you board, so you can hop on and off all day.
Wilts & Dorset Bus Company operate the majority of bus services in Poole with a comprehensive network. Look out for the distinctive "More" buses which offer high frequencies and increased passenger comfort. They also run longer distance routes to destinations such as Wimborne, Blandford, Swanage and Salisbury.
Other bus services are operated by companies such as Yellow Buses and First . First operate the award winning Jurassic CoastLine X53 service which provides Poole with direct buses to Weymouth, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Exeter.
Where services are not provided on a commercial basis, we are able to work in partnership with the bus operators by providing subsidised routes. Approximately 30 different routes are subsidised in this way and they are a range of daytime, evening and Sunday services.
See below for information about the following bus routes:
Route One - linking Poole town centre and the hospital with the Old Town and the Quay
Route 7 - A group of three local services for Upper Parkstone linking to Alderney East (7A) Blowxorth and Sainsbury (7B) and Tower Park Tesco (7C).
Route 32 -Poole Bus Station - Poole Hospital - Kingsbere Road - Christopher Crescent - Fleetsbridge Tesco - Steepleton Road - Broadstone - Merley (Sopwith Crescent) - Canford Village - Kinson - Winton - Bournemouth Station - Bournemouth Square
Wilts & Dorset
Serving Poole, Dorset and Wiltshire 01202 673555
Serving Bournemouth and Poole 01202 636060
Serving Hampshire and Dorset 01305 783645
- Damory Coaches
Serving Poole and Dorset 01258 452545
Traveline offers independent timetable and journey planning information for the south-west region, both through the traveline web-site and through a telephone call-centre: 0871 200 22 33 (calls from landlines cost 10p per minute). Information may also be obtained from the bus operator by contacting them directly (telephone numbers above).
Don’t forget, for the latest up-to-the-minute information on bus departures, look for the Real Time Displays at many stops.
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