Christmas and New Year Bus Times

1 month ago Mon 1st Nov 2021

christmas and new year bus times 2021-2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we want to make sure you make the most of the festive period! To help you plan your days out, get to work or go out with friends safely, here is a summary of how our services will be running over Christmas and New Year.

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Date Changes
Thursday 23rd December Normal Thursday service
Friday 24th December - Christmas Eve

A Saturday service will run on most routes with some extra morning journeys on the 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 & 17 (details below*).

However, the following routes will run normal Friday timetables - X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 23, 24, 38, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

Saturday 25th December - Christmas Day Only the m1 and m2 will run on Christmas Day with special timetables. Special fares apply**.
Sunday 26th December - Boxing Day Sunday service on routes 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 40, X3 & X8, with a Special service on routes m1 & m2 as well as the Breezer 50. No other routes will run.
Monday 27th December Sunday service on all routes.
Tuesday 28th December Sunday service on all routes.
Wednesday 29th December

A Saturday service will run on most routes with some extra morning journeys on the 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 & 17 (details below*).

However, the following routes will run Wednesday timetables - X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 23, 24, 38, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

Thursday 30th December

A Saturday service will run on most routes with some extra morning journeys on the 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 & 17 (details below*).

However, the following routes will run normal Thursday timetables - X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 23, 24, 38, 112, 119, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

Friday 31st December - New Year’s Eve

A Saturday service will run on most routes with some extra morning journeys on the 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 & 17 (details below*).

However, the following routes will run Friday timetables - X1, X2, X3, X6, X8, 23, 24, 38, 119, 125, 191, 193, Ringo and Cango

Saturday 1st January - New Year’s Day Sunday service on routes 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 40, X3 & X8, with a Special service on routes m1 & m2 as well as the Breezer 50. No other routes will run.
Sunday 2nd January Normal Sunday service.
Monday 3rd January Sunday service on all routes.
Tuesday 4th January Normal timetables resume.

Customer Services and Poole Bus Station travel shop will be closed between 25th and 28th December and again between 1st January and 3rd January. They will both close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

*The extra morning journeys are as follows:

Route Time Journey
5 05:51 Tollerford Road to Poole
8 05:48 Poole to Poole
9 05:52 Turlin Moor to Poole
13 06:37 Merley to Bournemouth
14 06:12 Kinson to Poole
16 06:14 Branksome to Poole
16 06:51 The 0651 from Branksome to Poole will additionally serve Bournemouth Square at 0640 and Westbourne County Gates at 0647
17 05:45 Poole to Bournemouth

**Christmas Day Fares can be found here:

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

All period passes and concessionary passes are valid on Christmas Day.