How to get here
From the A338 Wessex Way, follow the brown tourist signs to Oceanarium, Pier and beaches or BIC.
The two main bus companies operating in Bournemouth and its surrounding towns are Yellow Buses and More Buses. The closest bus stops to the Oceanarium are situated on Bath Road (less than a minute away), Westover Road (less than five minutes) and Bournemouth Square/ Town Centre (a five minute walk through Bournemouth Gardens).
Nearest Stop – Bournemouth Pier (Exeter Road) South bound – 13, X1, X2, X3, X6
Second nearest stop – (Westover Road) North bound – M1, M2, N1, N2, 13, 17, 32, 50, X1, X2
Nearest Stop – (Bournemouth Pier) South west bound – 1a, 2, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 737
Second nearest stop – Bournemouth Pier (Exeter Road) south bound – 33
Third nearest stop – (Royal Bath Hotel) south west bound – 1a, 2, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6, 737
Fourth nearest stop – (Westover Road) north bound – 1, 1b, 3, 12, 19, 33
Timetables and routes of both companies can be found at the links below:
Bournemouth Train Station is the main railway station serving the town of Bournemouth. It is just over one mile away from the Oceanarium, approximately a 20 minute walk. A taxi and bus station is immediately accessible upon exiting through railway platforms 3 and 4. Frequent buses running from Bournemouth Railway Station into Bournemouth Town Centre (via Yellow Buses) from Bus Stop 5 – B1, B2, B3, B4, R3, U6, U7, V1, V2, V3, V4. Or bus stop 7 - P2, P3
For further information about getting to Bournemouth Train Station, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
How to find us
The Oceanarium is situated on Bournemouth seafront adjacent to Bournemouth Pier, a short walk from the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).
From the A338 Wessex Way, follow the tourist signs to Oceanarium, Pier and beaches or BIC.
The nearest pay and display car parks are located just a few minutes walk away from the Oceanarium: Bath Road South, Bath Road North, BH2 Centre car park and the BIC car park.
For further information on parking, including the cheapest car parks please click here.
Coaches can drop off their passengers in the turning area behind the Oceanarium, next to the BIC, just a minute walk from the Oceanarium.
For blue parking badge holders, the nearest disabled car parking is available at Bath Road North and Bath Road South.
For more disabled parking locations, please visit our accessibility page.
Alternatively a drop off point is available behind Hot Rocks Cafe.
If you require any further information, please call 01202 311993 or contact us at the address below:
Oceanarium, Pier Approach West Beach Bournemouth BH2 5AA