Christmas & New Year bus times

Sunday, November 11 2018

'Tis the season to be jolly! To help you plan your days out, get to work or go out with friends across the festive season, here is a summary of how our services will be running over the festive period.

The m1/m2 will be running on Christmas Day and is extended to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch.

Don't forget, our nightbus will be running all night on New Year's Eve getting you ho, ho, home in the early hours!

Christmas isn't  complete without a visit to the pantomime! We're proud to be the official travel partners of Lighthouse Poole's magical pantomime, Dick Whittington. The nearest bus stop to Lighthouse Poole is Poole bus station, directly adjacent. The majority of our buses serve Poole bus station, so ditch the car, and let us take you to the magic! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive content and your chance to win family tickets.

Special Christmas timetable leaflets are also available from our Poole travel shop.

Sunday 23rd December 2018 Normal Sunday timetable on all routes
Monday 24th December 2018 - Christmas Eve

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16 - see below for exact details

A normal Monday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X8, 24, 38, 112, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

The 2300 X3 from Bournemouth will terminate at Ringwood and the 0010 X3 from Salisbury will not run

Nightbus N1 and N2 will not operate

Tuesday 25th December 2018 - Christmas Day

Merry Christmas!

m1 and m2 will be running to a special timetable (0800 until 2000) on Christmas Day and will be extended to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch

No other buses will be running on Christmas Day

Special fares apply for Christmas Day:

Adult Single £4
Adult Return £6
Child Single £3
Child Return £5

All period and concessionary passes are valid on Christmas Day

View m1/m2 Christmas Day timetable +

Wednesday 26th December 2018 - Boxing Day

A Sunday timetable will run on the m1, m2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 40, 50, X3 and X8

The m1 and m2 will start slightly later than normal at the following times:

m1: 06:00 from Poole / 05:50 from Castlepoint
m2: 06:15 from Poole / 06:34 from Southbourne

No other services will run

Thursday 27th December 2018

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16 - see below for exact details

A normal Thursday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X8, 24, 38, 112, 119, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

The 2300 X3 from Bournemouth will terminate at Ringwood and the 0010 X3 from Salisbury will not run

Friday 28th December 2018

A Saturday service will run on all routes with the following exceptions:

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16 - see below for exact details

A normal Friday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X8, 24, 38, 112, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

Saturday 29th December 2018

Normal Saturday timetable on all routes

Sunday 30th December 2018 Normal Sunday timetable on all routes 
Monday 31st December 2018 - New Year's Eve

Normal Saturday timetables including nightbuses N1 & N2 through to the New Year with the following exceptions:

There will be some extra early morning journeys on routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16 - see below for exact details

A normal Monday service will operate on routes X1, X2, X8, 24, 38, 112, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

The 2300 X3 from Bournemouth will terminate at Ringwood and the 0010 X3 from Salisbury will not run

Tuesday 1st January 2019 - New Year's Day

Happy New Year!

Special timetables operate on routes m1/m2, 8/9 and 13 (see below)

A normal Sunday service will run on routes 5, 6, 16, 17 and X3

View m1/m2 New Year's Day timetable +

View 8 & 9 New Year's Day timetable +

View 13 New Year's Day timetable +

No other buses will be running on New Year's Day

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Normal Monday to Friday school holiday timetables resume

Extra early morning journeys - 24th, 27th, 28th & 31st December

On Monday 24th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st December, a normal Saturday timetable will run on most services. Additionally, routes 5, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 16 will also have some earlier journeys as listed below:

05:48 Tollerford Road to Poole
06:35 Poole to Tollerford Road
05:48 circular journey from Poole
05:52 Turlin Moor to Poole
06:06 Merley to Bournemouth
06:25 Bournemouth to Wimborne
06:12 Kinson to Poole
05:44 Branksome to Poole
06:14 Branksome to Poole

Travel shop and customer services

Our travel shop in Poole bus station and customer services team will be open as follows:

Date Travel Shop Customer Services
Friday 21st December 2018 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Saturday 22nd December 2018 1000 - 1400 Closed
Sunday 23rd December 2018 Closed Closed
Monday 24th December 2018 - Christmas Eve 0900 - 1300 0800 - 1300
Tuesday 25th December 2018 - Christmas Day Closed Closed
Wednesday 26th December 2018 - Boxing Day Closed Closed
Thursday 27th December 2018 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Friday 28th December 2018 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
Saturday 29th December 2018 1000 - 1400 Closed
Sunday 30th December 2018 Closed Closed
Monday 31st December 2018 - New Year's Eve 0900 - 1500 0800 - 1500
Tuesday 1st January 2019 - New Year's Day Closed Closed
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 0900 - 1700 0800 - 1830
m1/N1
m2/N2
3
4
5 & 6
7A 7B 7C
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16 & 17
20
24
32
38
40 (Purbeck Breezer)
50 (Purbeck Breezer)
60 (Purbeck Breezer)
152
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X1 X2
X3
X6
X8
X8A
Ringo one & two
112
119
125
191
193
  

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