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Buses

Buses in Poole

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


Bus Operators

  • Wilts & Dorset      
    Serving Poole, Dorset and Wiltshire          01202 673555
  • Yellow Buses        
    Serving Bournemouth and Poole               01202 636060
  • First                     
    Serving Hampshire and Dorset                  01305 783645
  • Damory Coaches 
    Serving Poole and Dorset                          01258 452545 

Bus Journey Information

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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Contact us

Email
transportation@poole.gov.
uk

Telephone
01202 262000

Address
Transportation Services
The Civic Centre
Poole
BH15 2RU