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Bus

Direct National Express (www.nationalexpress.com) buses departing from Bournmouth's coach station include:

Bristol (£18, four hours, daily Monday to Saturday)

London Victoria (£15, three hours, hourly)

Oxford (£15, three hours, three daily)

Southampton (£8, 50 minutes, hourly)

Useful local buses include:

Poole (M1/M2, £2, 35 minutes, every 15 minutes)

Salisbury (X3, £6.50, 1¼ hours, at least hourly)

Morebus Zone A Dayrider (adult/child £4.10/2.60) gives a day's unlimited travel in much of Poole, Bournemouth and neighbouring Christchurch.

Train

Destinations include the following:

Dorchester South (£13, 45 minutes, half-hourly)

London Waterloo (£30, 2½ hours, half-hourly)

Poole (£4, 12 minutes, half-hourly)

Weymouth (£14, one hour, hourly)