Take your seat with a view of Bournemouth & Christchurch this Summer!
Yellow Buses are excited to be bringing back open-top buses for 2021, with two new open-top bus routes starting on Friday 2nd April 2021 (Good Friday). These routes will provide easy access to some of the best views across the Dorset Coast including Bournemouth, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch.
The frequency of the routes will initially be lower and will increase as the summer progresses with the next uplift scheduled to start on Saturday 29th May 2021 (Whitsun). More details on the uplift will be available soon.
View the Easter timetable (2nd April - 28th May)
Route 11 - Bournemouth Pier to Mudeford
Open top buses on route 11 will travel to and from Bournemouth Pier to Mudeford via Boscombe Pier, Southbourne Beach, Hengistbury Head, Tuckton Bridge, Christchurch Bridges and Hoburne Holiday Park.
This service will initially operate every 2 hours on Saturday, Sundays, Bank Holidays and during School Holidays. It will not operate on weekdays during school terms until the Whitsun School Holidays.
Route 12 - Alum Chine to Boscombe Pier (with some journeys to Hengistbury Head)
We believe route 12 is the best way to experience an open-top bus in Bournemouth! This service will initially operate every hour between Alum Chine and Boscombe Pier via Westbourne, the Westcliff Hotels, Bournemouth Pier and East Cliff (with some journeys extended to Hengistbury Head).
This route really does offer a ‘seat with a view’ where you can see the best views of the Dorset Coast from Old Harry Rocks to the Needles on the Isle of Wight. Route 12 will operate hourly every day of the week from Good Friday through to the Whitsun School Holidays from when it will then increase to operate every 30 minutes.
The end to end journey time on this service is just under 60 minutes (a round trip in 2 hours), so this really is the best way to get on board an open-top bus in the area.
Travelling from Wimborne to the Open Top Services
Travel from Wimborne or Merley on Yellow Buses route 6 and use the same ticket for the open-top bus services - making it a great family day out this Spring & Summer! Simply hop on board, ask for Buster's Beach Bus ticket (child, adult or family) and get off directly outside the stop for both routes at Bournemouth Pier.
You can buy your tickets on the bus, by cash or contactless, or via the Yellow Buses mobile app. The mobile app tickets are valid for 24 hours meaning you can make an afternoon of it and then the next morning, a great option for tourists in the area.
1-day Adult - £6.40 | 1-day Child - £3.70 | 1-day Group - £15
2-day Adult - £9.50 | 2-day Child - £5.50 | 2-day Group - £20
3-day Adult - £12 | 3-day Child - £8 | 3-day Group - £22
Child tickets can only be purchased on the bus. A group ticket is valid for up to 5 people travelling together (any ages). Concessionary customers with the pass showing the English rose are accepted.