Bournemouth University

Making Waves Travel & Accommodation Information

Bournemouth is located on the South West coast of the UK, and is just over 100 miles from London. The town benefits from excellent road, rail and air links – look at the Getting to BU page for more information.

The conference will take place at the University’s Executive Business Centre (EBC). It is located at the centre of the town’s commercial district.

By Road

Download a map of the UK showing main road links to Bournemouth (PDF 1.1mb).

To reach Lansdowne Campus from the North or the East, leave the A338 at the junction marked Travel Interchange onto St Paul’s Road, then take St Swithuns Road. At the roundabout at the end of St Swithuns Road take the right-hand exit which will bring you onto Christchurch Road (B3066) where the buildings that comprise the campus are located.

From the West follow the directions to Talbot Campus but proceed past the University on the A3049 (this becomes Talbot Avenue). Next take the Wimborne Road (A347), then the Lansdowne Road (B3064) to continue onto Christchurch Road (B3066).

For Sat-Nav users, the post code for the Executive Business Centre at the Lansdowne Campus is BH8 8EB.

All external visitors to the Lansdowne Campus with unreserved parking are advised to use on-street parking (time limited) or the area is well served by public (pay and display) car parks within easy walking distance of all University buildings.


The nearest station to the University is Bournemouth. The journey by fast train from London takes approximately an 1 hour, 50 minutes. There are also regular trains from the UK’s other major cities.

Detailed accessibility guides for Bournemouth Train Station and Bournemouth Bus Station are available from DisabledGo.

Getting to the Lansdowne Campus:

Buildings on the Lansdowne Campus are a five-minute walk from the railway station (see Lansdowne Campus map).

By Air

Bournemouth has its own airport, with flights from a limited number of European destinations. Bournemouth airport is 8km from Bournemouth town centre, with bus and taxis available at the airport. Other airports in the UK are well connected to Bournemouth by rail, and have flights from more destinations. These are Southampton Airport (45km), London Gatwick (127km), London Heathrow (130km), London Luton Airport (166km), Birmingham International Airport (192km), London Stansted Airport (235km), Manchester Airport (294km).

For more details, please contact Tel: +44-1202-961198.

Useful Travel Websites

Travel within the United Kingdom: by Rail or Coach

Local taxi information

Location of the University on Google Maps

Information about Bournemouth

Bournemouth Weather

Accommodation Information

The conference hotel is the Ramada Encore (Bournemouth). This Bournemouth hotel offers a modern, design-led feel that combines affordability in a great location. Guests at the hotel take advantage of ample free car parking, and a location close to Bournemouth's pier - yet just a few minutes from the main shops and the Executive Business Centre (EBC).

Please quote “Making Waves” to book one of the reserved rooms at Ramada Encore for a special conference rate.

If you choose other accommodation see list of websites below. Please use the reservation code next to the hotel and mention the conference when booking to get one of the reserved rooms.

The Royal Exeter 150291

The Orchid Hotel “Making Waves”

The Marriott Hotel “Making Waves”

Premier Travel Inn (Westover Road, Bournemouth) AWRR94739

We recommend that you book as soon as possible, as Bournemouth is a very busy holiday destination.

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