Bournemouth Airport Tourist Information

Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport is located just to the north of Bournemouth town centre and just west of the New Forest National Park. The Airport is clearly signposted off the A338, and is your perfect fast and efficient route in to the West Country counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

Car Hire & Facilities

Free WiFi is available for 60 minutes, so it’s easy to stay connected. After 60 minutes of use, service charges apply per hour, per day or per month. Car Rental companies based at the airport include Alamo, National, Europcar and Hertz. There is also a dedicated airside smoking area in the departure lounge and a large duty-free shopping area. A plentiful selection of cafes and cafe bars serving food and drinks are also within the terminal building.

Getting there

A fast and frequent bus service runs from Bournemouth town centre to the airport from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, and airport buses stop at a number of town centre locations. A regular shuttle bus service connects the railway station to the airport in only 12 minutes and Bournemouth mainline station has fast rail links to Oxford, Birmingham and London.


Parking options at Bournemouth Airport cater for all visitor types whether you’re looking for flexible long-stay parking or easy drop off/ pick up. Standard parking is the cheapest option at the airport, and only a short stroll from the terminal building. If you’re looking for a more flexible parking option, opt for Flexible Airport Parking available by pre-booking only and perfect for business travellers. For ease of access and that extra bit of convenience, why not pre-book Bournemouth Airport’s VIP Parking – with an exclusive allocated 28 car parking spaces with larger bays ideally situated near the terminal – perfect if you’re a family arriving with small children. Free drinks in the terminal building are inclusive.

Where to stay

A wide range of accommodation options sit close to Bournemouth Airport, all within easy reach of the New Forest and Bournemouth’s award-winning beaches. Find B&Bs, cottages and self-catering lodges listed below – Bournemouth has a plentiful supply of luxurious apartments with onsite leisure facilities including hot tubs, saunas and heated swimming pools – many within 3 miles of Bournemouth Airport. The surrounding Dorset countryside includes some spectacular Grade Listed holiday homes for large groups – perfect for flexible business groups or family gatherings. Some real chocolate box cottages also feature in the area including pretty thatched properties nestling on the edge of the New Forest, just a few minutes drive from the airport. Find accommodation options below and book online or direct with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.