Christmas and New Year bus services

3 days ago Tue 24th Nov 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Find everything you need to help you plan your journeys so you can get from A to B safely and easily over the festive period.

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Service Summary

Please note: any changes to local and/or national restrictions may mean that these services and timetables could be subject to change at short notice. Be sure to follow us on our social media and keep an eye on this page for the latest updates.

Friday 18th December Normal Friday service
Saturday 19th December Normal Saturday service
Sunday 20th December Normal Sunday service
Monday 21st December

Saturday service with the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Tuesday 22nd December

Saturday service with the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Wednesday 23rd December

Saturday service with the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve

Saturday service with early finishes and the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Friday 25th December – Christmas Day No services will operate
Saturday 26th December – Boxing Day

Special Boxing Day service

Routes 4a, 6h, 12, 18, 21, 31, 33, 36 and 737 will not operate

Sunday 27th December Normal Sunday service
Monday 28th December – Bank Holiday Sunday service
Tuesday 29th December

Saturday service with the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Wednesday 30th December

Saturday service with the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Thursday 31st December  – New Year's Eve  

Saturday service with early finishes and the below exceptions

Routes 18, 21, 33, 36 and 737 will run to normal Monday to Friday times

Routes 6h and 31 will not operate

Friday 1st January – New Year's Day

Special New Year's Day service

Routes 4a, 6h, 12, 18, 21, 31, 33, 36 and 737 will not operate

Saturday 2nd January Normal Saturday service
Sunday 3rd January Normal Sunday service
Monday 4th January Normal Monday to Friday bus services resume

Last Buses on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

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The last departure for each bus route will be the closest scheduled service to depart from its registered start point at or just before 18:00.

First and last buses on Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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Route

Departing from

First bus

Last bus

1

Poole

09:30

17:30

Christchurch

08:11

17:11

1a

Bournemouth

09:15

17:45

Somerford

08:55

17:55

1b

Bournemouth (The Triangle)

09:26

17:26

Two Riversmeet

08:41

17:41

2

Bournemouth

06:11

17:41

Castlepoint

06:54

17:54

3

Westbourne

06:03

17:33

RB Hospital

06:48

17:48

4

Bournemouth

09:00

17:00

Castlepoint

09:43

16:43

5/5a

Bournemouth

09:26

17:56

Kinson

08:39

18:15

6

Bournemouth

07:30

17:30

Bearwood

08:12

17:12

Travel Shop Opening Hours

The Travel Shop will be closed at some points over the festive period and will resume normal opening hours from Monday 4th January.

Date Opening Hours
Monday 21st December 10 - 4pm
Tuesday 22nd December 10 - 4pm
Wednesday 23rd December 10 - 4pm
Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve CLOSED
Friday 25th December – Christmas Day CLOSED
Saturday 26th December – Boxing Day CLOSED
Sunday 27th December CLOSED
Monday 28th December – Bank Holiday CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December 10 - 4pm
Wednesday 30th December 10 - 4pm
Thursday 31st December – New Year's Eve CLOSED
Friday 1st January New Year's Day CLOSED
Saturday 2nd January CLOSED
Sunday 3rd January CLOSED
Monday 4th January 10 - 4pm

Thank you!

Thank you to our passengers who have travelled with us this year, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!