For the best walking routes to BU campuses, please refer to the journey planning links.

You can also find BU building addresses here.


There is covered cycle parking at the Talbot Campus and bike hoops at the Lansdowne Campus available for visitor use. Please bring your own bike lock, to secure your cycle. Cycle routes and maps

Bus Travel

The Bus for BU

Download the Festival Bus Pass to travel for free on the BU UNIBUS routes, including the U1, U2 and U4 operated by morebus. For time table and route information, please see the Bus for BU website (check the ‘vacation times’ on the site)

You can also travel on the morebus 15  and 17 routes to Talbot Campus for a child fare by showing your event ticket to the driver. Visit the morebus website for timetables.

Yellow buses run routes 6,8, and 36 to Talbot Campus. Visit the Yellow Buses website for timetables. Please note: free travel on these lines are not included in our festival bus pass.

Rail Travel

Festival visitors arriving by train into Bournemouth can take the short walk to the Lansdowne Campus (see journey planner link above for details), or can travel for free from Dorchester House (a short walk from the station), on the U1 service, please see the UNIBUS details above.

Car Share

BU liftshare site for staff and students Dorset Car Share for Festival Visitors

By Car

Please be aware that there is no public parking at the Talbot or Lansdowne campuses between 08:00 – 17:00. We recommend the use of active or public transport as detailed above. For a map of local public car parks and parking rates, please see here. If you have a disability and require a parking permit, email fol@bournemouth.ac.uk or call +44(0)1202 962362. We work with DisabledGo to provide detailed information about the accessibility of our buildings. You can find out more at www.bournemouth.ac.uk/accessable. However, if you have any concerns about accessibility, please email us or call us and we will be able to help.

BU would like to encourage sustainable travel to all Festival of Learning events where possible.




Contact Us

For further information about the event please contact the Festival of Learning event team by email or telephone: 01202 961961.

If you have any general enquiries regarding Bournemouth University or the courses we offer please contact our AskBU Enquiry Service on 01202 961916 or email.

Other BU events this summer

If you enjoy the Festival of Learning you may be interested in attending some of our other events that are open to the public this summer. For more information please visit our events listings.