Plan Your Visit

A shining star.

Getting here

A shining star.

By Bus and Coach

Yellow BusesThere are plenty of coach providers offering great prices on travel to and from Bournemouth. National Express coaches arrive in the heart of Bournemouth, right next to the train station, where taxis and local buses are waiting to take you to your hotel, the town centre or seafront!

Christmas Tree Wonderland’s Exclusive Bus Transport Provider Yellow Buses operates the following services:


Bournemouth Rail and Coach Station to Bournemouth Town Centre:
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Bournemouth to Westbourne:
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Bournemouth to Boscombe and Pokesdown:
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Bournemouth to Southbourne:
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A cartoon teddy bear Santa in a sparkling light circle.
Bournemouth Christmas Market
A pink star decoration.

By Car

Bournemouth is easily accessible by car. If you are planning to travel along the A338, please allow extra time at peak hours due to roadworks. For travel updates check out

(Not available at on-street pay and display meters)


ALL DAY FREE PARKING SUNDAYS: 25th November and 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rdDecember.*

FREE PARKING ON THURSDAY EVENINGS from 4pm: 29th November and 6th, 13th & 20th December.*


Richmond Gardens Multi-Storey | Avenue Rd | Eden Glen | Central | Richmond Hill | Winter Gardens | Braidley Road Bridge | West Hill | Town Hall Forecourt |
Town Hall Extension | Town Hall Annexe | 9/11 St Stephen’s Road

Hawkwood Road Main** | Hawkwood Road No1** | Hawkwood Road No2** | Palmerston Road**

Woodside Road**

Milburn Road** | Landseer Road | Alumhurst Road

Leslie Road** | Cranmer Road**

**These car parks are free every evening from 6pm-8am


FREE PARKING EVERY EVENING: 16th Nov – 10th Dec: 6pm – Midnight in Madeira Road & Avenue Road car parks.

Christmas Tree Wonderland Grand Opening (16 Nov): FREE PARKING from 4pm til Midnight in Avenue Rd and Richmond Gardens Multi-Storey shopping car parks.

BLACK FRIDAY(23 Nov): FREE PARKING from 4pm til Midnight in Avenue Rd and Richmond Gardens Multi-Storey shopping car parks.

To find out about car parking locations and charges click here.

A pink star decoration.

By Train

Bournemouth is well served by the rail network with three local railway stations – the main Bournemouth station, Pokesdown to the east and Branksome to the west. There is an excellent train service to and from various locations around the UK, as well as a fast service from London Waterloo in as little as 97 minutes.

A pink star decoration.

By Air

A choice of scheduled and charter services are available from Bournemouth airport, and others in the region, to a wide range of short and long haul destinations – including a new link to the North West of England. Access to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports is easy and convenient from Bournemouth by train or by coach.

A mock up of Christmas Trees in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens.


Bournemouth is well known for its great variety of hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self catering options situated along our stunning coastline. You’ll find luxury international hotel groups, national chains, beautiful boutique hotels, independent and family friendly hotels and guest houses, budget friendly hotels, a great choice of self catering options and caravan and camping parks along our neighbouring coastline and countryside.

Why not book a weekend away to explore Christmas Tree Wonderland, coastal villages and surrounding areas?

Food & Drink

The Alpine Market offers a wide selection of Christmas treats, including traditional favourites stollen and mulled wine, but if you are looking for a full dining experience Bournemouth has something to offer for all tastes. We’ve got award winning restaurants, trendy cocktail bars and fast food chains around the town so you can wine and dine by the sea in luxury, style and comfort.

Shopping in Bournemouth


Get ready to shop in Bournemouth! Throughout the Christmas Tree Wonderland celebrations there are a host of fantastic shops and the wonderland Alpine Market, to purchase that perfect seasonal gift, and an array of restaurants, cafes and bars to stop for a snack or much deserved meal.