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Bournemouth to Heathrow Airport

From £21 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 55 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 10 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Bournemouth to Heathrow

Our coaches travel from Bournemouth to Heathrow up to 10 times a day, from £21 one-way*. With regular, reliable services, low fares, and comfortable travel, you can get to the airport in style for less.

Bournemouth to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 55 mins
Cheapest price From £21 *
Distance (approx) 162km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 1:30am/17:05pm

Our Bournemouth to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

204 coach towards Heathrow

Our 204 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bournemouth Coach & Rail Station
  • Ringwood (Meeting House Lane)
  • Southampton Coach Station
  • Winchester Park & Ride East (St Catherine's)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

205 coach towards Gatwick

Our 205 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Bournemouth Coach & Rail Station
  • Ringwood (Meeting House Lane)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Bournemouth to Heathrow route map

Luggage

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Bournemouth

Bournemouth Coach and Rail Station is based in Bournemouth town centre.

Along with the adjacent rail station, this allows for wider travel across Bournemouth and beyond. A dedicated taxi rank is also based nearby for your convenience.

For more information, see our Bournemouth Coach Station facilities page.

Arriving at Heathrow

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Our coaches from Bournemouth Coach Station arrive at Heathrow Airport up to 6 times per day. Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Bournemouth to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Bournemouth Station at 1.30am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 3.25am.

When is the last coach from Bournemouth to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Bournemouth Station at 17.05pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 20.00pm.

How much is the coach from Bournemouth to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Bournemouth to Heathrow is available from £21*.

How long does the coach take from Bournemouth to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Bournemouth to Heathrow take 1 hr 55 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Bournemouth to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 10 January 2023 for travel between 10 January 2023 and 9 May 2023.

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