Getting About Smartcard and Ticket

One-day's unlimited travel on most buses within Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch for just five pounds

New – weekly smartcard now available.

A weekly, smartcard, for unlimited travel on most buses within Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch is now available in addition to the existing one-day ticket.

The weekly ticket costs £22.00 for 7 consecutive days travel, with the one-day ticket costing £5.00. 

Use the card as often as you need for one day's, or now one week’s, bus travel in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Where can I use the Getting About smartcard?

Getting About smartcard is valid:

  • on Yellow Buses, morebus, Damory, Route One and First buses within Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. 

Please note that the card cannot be used:

  • outside of Yellow Buses fare zone A. This means that the card is not valid for travel to/from Bournemouth International Airport/Aviation Business Park. It is also not valid on the section of 'Buster's Beach Bus' west of Alum Chine - to/from Sandbanks and the Boscombe Pier section.
  • for travel to surrounding areas outside of the scheme area (for example, Ferndown, Ringwood, Salisbury, Swanage and Wimborne).
  • on night buses, dedicated school buses, or on special on-off services (for example, park and ride for special events).

Getting About smartcard prices

One day ticket

  • Adult £5
  • Child £3 - for a young person up to 15 years, or up to 18 years with proof of age
  • Group - there is no option to buy a group smartcard at this stage

Weekly - Seven consecutive days

  • Adult £22
  • Child £18 - for a young person up to 15 years, or up to 18 years with proof of ages
  • Group - there is no option to buy a group smartcard at this stage 

Where to buy 

Pick up your card from:

  • Yellow Bus Enquiry Office on Avenue Road in central Bournemouth
  • morebus enquiry office at Poole Bus Station
  • the Information Office at Bournemouth Rail and Coach Station (underneath Asda)

There is no charge for the blank smartcard provided at least one day's bus travel is added at the time of collection. You can add more than one day's travel if you wish.

Topping up your Getting About smartcard

Once you have your card you can top up on the bus. Unfortunately it is not possible to refund any unused travel loaded on to a card so please keep it safe.

Full details about use of your card are provided with a leaflet available when you buy one.

You can still buy paper Getting About tickets too

You can still buy a paper Getting About ticket from the driver of the first bus you board.

Getting About paper ticket prices

  • Adult - £5.80
  • Young Person - £3.60
  • Group (up to two adults and two young people) - £14

What is Getting About?

Getting About is a partnership between Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council, Yellow Buses and morebus. The smartcard was developed through Smartcard Applications Management (SAM) Ltd. SAM is a partnership of bus operators and local authorities working nationally to develop integrated ticketing.

Make the most of Getting About with www.travelinesw.com for journey plans and timetables covering ALL operators in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Includes free access to mobile apps, real-time departures for all stops across the area and free timetable or route map downloads.