Buster's Beach Bus

Take your seat with a view!

We are excited to be bringing back open top buses for 2021, with two new open top bus routes starting on Friday 2nd April 2021. These routes will provide easy access to some of the best views across the Dorset Coast!

Easter open-top bus services - Buster's Beach Bus (Routes 11 and 12)

Buster's Beach Bus (from 29th May)

Our summer network starts on Saturday 29th May with improved frequencies on Buster's Beach Bus and the start of our new route - Buster's New Forest Explorer!

Route 11 Route 11 - Bournemouth Pier to Mudeford 

Open top buses on route 11 will travel to and from Bournemouth Pier, Boscombe Pier, Southbourne Beach, Hengistbury Head, Tuckton Bridge, Christchurch Bridges, Hoburne Holiday Park and Mudeford.

From Saturday 24th July, this service operates hourly every day.

Download the timetable and calendar here

Route 12 Route 12 - Alum Chine to Boscombe Pier

We believe route 12 is the best way to experience an open top bus in Bournemouth! This service travels between Alum Chine, Westbourne, the Westcliff Hotels, Bournemouth Pier, East Cliff and Boscombe Pier.

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 up to 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.

Download the timetable and calendar here

Buster's Beach bus map (routes 11 and 12)

Photographs of Buster's Beach Bus

Buying your tickets

You will be able to buy your ticket as you board the bus with all of our buses accepting contactless payments. Alternatively, tickets will soon be available to purchase in advance on our mobile app.

Buster's Day Ticket

Buster's day tickets will be valid on routes 11/12 and all services within zone AB. This includes Poole, Christchurch, Castlepoint, Wimborne, Bournemouth Rail Station and Bournemouth Airport.

  Adult Child Group
1-day £6.40 £3.70 £15
2 days £9.50 £5.50 £20
3 days £12 £8 £22
  • Child tickets can only be purchased on the bus
  • A group ticket is valid for up to 5 people travelling together (any ages)
Single and return fare examples
  • Travelling from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier will be £4 single, and £4.50 return for adults
  • Travelling from Bournemouth Pier to Alum Chine will be £4 single, and £4.50 return for adults
  • Travelling from Alum Chine to Boscombe Pier will also be £4 single and £4.50 return.

Concessionary fares

Concessionary customers with passes showing the English Rose may travel for free on routes 11 and 12 after 09:30 (Monday to Friday). Unfortunately, concessionary passes from customers travelling from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are not valid.