When travel options are limited, it makes life feel very different. Poole is an excellent destination, with so much on offer in the local community. However, a strong reason why so many people love Poole is because it is so well-connected to other areas. Whether you are looking for travel options to help you work, rest or play; you should find everything you need.
At Foxes, we like to think we know the local area well, and these are some of the key reasons why people get around so easily.
Poole train station provides plenty of suitable destinations
The train station in Poole is situated very close to the High Street, and to the Dolphin Shopping Centre. It is a convenient location, and one local residents will be very familiar with.
An important transport feature for many people is how easy it is to connect with London. If you are living in Poole, and you are looking to make it to the capital, the best service is the express train service which arrives at London Waterloo in two hours.
This may not be the easiest of commutes, but for some people, it will be manageable. However, for those who have to reach the centre of London on occasions, as opposed to every day, Poole is an ideal base.
There is also connections to Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, Southampton, Southampton Airport and Winchester from this service, so you have plenty of options in getting in, out and around the local area.
Also, if you are heading west, you can connect with destinations such as Weymouth, Wool, Wareham and Dorchester.
Other local train stations include Branksome, Parkstone and Hamworthy, and all these stations offer direct trains to the capital. If you are looking for a range of options, basing yourself in Poole isn’t a bad idea.
For those looking to travel further afield, Bournemouth Airport is nearby, and this offers flights across Europe.
You can venture far from Poole by bus
If you prefer to travel by bus, you are well taken care of in Pool. National Express provides up to 16 coaches each day heading towards Victoria Station in London. There are also more than 10 daily services in the direction of Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. You can also connect to the West Country, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol, Eastbourne and the north of the country.
There are also Megabus services which operate from Bournemouth University and head towards London.
As you’d also expect, there are plenty of local bus routes, ensuring Poole is well connected with Christchurch and Bournemouth.
A travel link with a twist in Poole comes from the ferry services which operate from the area. Whether you are looking to travel to the Channel Islands, mainland Europe, Ireland, Southampton, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Purbeck or Sandbanks, you can do so with ease and confidence.
These are challenging times in the property market, and anyone looking for guidance or advice should call on a local housing market specialist. No matter what you need assistance with, please contact Foxes, and we will be more than happy to assist you.