151 kilometres southwest of London, Bournemouth is a large coastal town on the south coast of England. The city has a large appeal to young tourists due to its variety of beaches, vibrant nightlife and cultural festivals. Bournemouth is also a resort town, and has long been a popular holiday spot for Brits.
Bournemouth airport was ranked the best airport in the UK and the third best in the world in 2008. Particularly used by Ryanair and Thomson Airways, the airport mainly receives flights from Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Switzerland, and it also offers seasonal services to North Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
Bournemouth Railway Station, also known as Bournemouth Central, is part of the south western main line from London Waterloo to Weymouth. It has particularly good services to London and the North, with regular daily departures.
National Express offers multiple routes from different cities in the UK to Bournemouth. There is a 2h 30min coach from London Victoria to Bournemouth Coach Station, and buses also go from major cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. Whilst the journeys are a little longer, coaches are a cheaper alternative than rail transportation.
Yellow buses operates across Dorset proving affordable, reliable and comfortable services, making it convenient for tourists to get to see Pool and Christchurch. There are also two taxi companies operating in the area: Streamline Warrens Taxis and United Taxis. Due to the attractive coastline, walking or cycling around the city is a great option too, and driving is also a possibility, although it can get a little congested around rush hour.