Summer services 2021

6 months ago Fri 14th May 2021

Adventure Awaits!

We are excited to be introducing some new services for Summer 2021, starting with two new open top bus routes starting on Friday 2nd April 2021, with the full Summer network starting on Saturday 29th May.

These routes will provide easy access to some of the best views across the Dorset Coast and the New Forest!

Buster's Beach Bus

Buster's Beach Bus

Take your seat on the top deck of our open top buses to experience some of the best views the Dorset Coast has to offer!

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 operates daily 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)

Buster's Forest Explorer

Buster's New Forest Explorer

Explore the natural beauty of the New Forest by bus.

Hop on and off Buster's Forest Explorer to discover everything on offer. Why not make a stop at the tea rooms, gift shops and art galleries in Burley, or plan a trip to the shops, restaurants and cafes in the market town of Ringwood. Keep an eye out for the New forest ponies too!

Buster's Forest Explorer Buster's New Forest Explorer - Christchurch to Ringwood 

Buster's New Forest Explorer travels between Christchurch, Highcliffe, Bransgore, Burley and Ringwood.

This service operates daily from Saturday 24th July.

Download the timetable and calendar here

Buster's Forest Explorer map


Buster's Adventure tickets are valid across the whole network (zones ABC), including our new summer services - Buster's Beach Bus and Buster's Forest Explorer.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the bus and on the mobile app from Saturday 29th May 2021.

  Adult Child Group
1 day £15 £11 £28
2 day £20 £15 £33
3 day £22 £17 £38

Group tickets are valid for up to 5 people (adult or child) travelling together.

Joint ticket acceptance with First Wessex

Customers with an Adventure Ticket can simply show the First Wessex driver their ticket to travel anywhere across the Wessex network!

This includes Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, and on the open top service to Portland Bill and along the Jurassic Coast to Lyme Regis.

Visit the First Wessex website for more information on their routes. 

Concessionary fares

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

Buster's Beach Bus and Buster's Forest Explorer