transport

transport

there are various options available to you for travel throughout the event weekend.

saturday 3rd october
the bournemouth marathon festival hub is located at bournemouth lower gardens.  this is near the start and finish location for the 1.5k & 2k childrens, speed of light 5k and supersonic 10k races.

on foot

the bournemouth marathon hub is a 2-3 minute walk from bournemouth pier approach.

by bus 

the bournemouth lower gardens are located near to the bus station and are served by more and yellow buses services. please visit bus websites for more information. 

by train

the nearest train station is bournemouth central. this is midway between the start and the finish. approximate walk to the finish 15mins. this station is serviced by South West Trains.
 

sunday 4th october
the start of the bournemouth marathon, and half marathon is on kings park drive.  the race will finish at bournemouth pier approach in the town centre.  event parking will be available at kings park.

getting to the start

on foot

the races start on kings park drive.  your race instructions will give you a map of the area.  

by bus

yellow buses and more operate local bus services close to the start area.  please visit the bus websites for full details of timetables. or choose an official bmf full and half marathon shuttle bus. click here for more information to follow

by train

the nearest train station is bournemouth central. this is midway between the start and the finish. approximate walk to the finish 15mins. this station is serviced by South West Trains. visit southwesttrains.co.uk or trainline.com for more information

getting back to kings park after the race

by event shuttle bus

there will be event shuttle buses operating between the finish area and kings park.  these services are the fastest way to travel and we strongly suggest you opt to travel this way. click here for more information

tickets for these services can be bought from the online shop.  there are different tickets available for runners and spectators.  if a child requires their own seat then please buy a ticket for each child.  if they are of an age to be sitting on an adults knee they do not require their own ticket.  tickets are available to purchase soon from our shop. please note that there may be a parking fee payable at the car park - this is not covered by your bus ticket.

by public bus

yellow buses and more operate bus services in this area.  please visit bus websites for more information.

by train

the nearest train station is bournemouth central. this is midway between the start and the finish. approximate walk to the finish 15mins. this station is serviced by South West Trains.