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Your Borough Of Poole


Getting to and from Poole by train

South West Trains operate a modern fleet of air conditioned trains.

London Waterloo is just two hours away on the express service from Poole.  This runs twice an hour throughout the day and calls at:

  • Bournemouth
  • Brockenhurst
  • Southampton
  • Southampton Airport
  • Winchester

Poole is well served by its centrally placed railway station adjacent to the High Street and Dolphin Shopping Centre. See live departure information from Poole Station.

You can also check live departure information for other local stations at Hamworthy, Parkstone and Branksome which have direct trains to London.

The railway line also continues West and is an excellent method of avoiding the traffic queues when travelling to:

  • Wareham
  • Wool
  • Dorchester
  • Weymouth

Plusbus ticket

If you're arriving in Poole or Branksome by train, why not add a Plusbus  ticket for onward bus travel? A wide area is covered including Wimborne, Sandbanks, Bournemouth and Christchurch as shown on the map. For regular commuters season tickets are also available. Ask for a Plusbus ticket when ordering your ticket on line or at the booking office.

Route ONE from Poole Railway Station

Finally don't forget Poole's town centre bus Route ONE which links the rail and bus stations with the major attractions in the town. The distinctive sky blue buses run up to every 15 minutes on a simple circular route to the High Street, Poole Quay and Park. If its your first time in Poole, this is a great way of discovering the layout of the town, plus the views of the harbour from the bus are superb!

Further Information

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50
Plan your rail journey and purchase your ticket 

South West Trains 0345 6000 650 Minicom - 0800 6920 792
Routes through Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset and Greater London 

Eurostar 03432 186 186
Routes to mainland Europe

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