Sleeping in Airports

Bournemouth Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bournemouth Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

who even knew Bournemouth had a bloody airport? -Keith

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Bournemouth Airport.

What to Expect

  • A clean and modern, newly-rebuilt airport terminal with a small selection of shopping and dining options.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of October 2018, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. However, we have heard reports that overnight stays are not allowed at this airport. Write a review to help future travelers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bournemouth Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Heronshaw House – (1 minute from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Avon Causeway Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggest a taxi for approx. £7,00. » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Bournemouth Ferndown Hotel – (12 minutes from the airport) This is a budget hotel close to the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bournemouth Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bournemouth Airport for 60 minutes Connect to the ‘BOH Public Wifi’ network. For more than 60 minutes, you can purchase the Premium service for £5.00 (1 hour), £10.00 (1 day) or £30.00 (1 month).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Arcade – High-tech arcade-style machines located in the departure lounge.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Check-in Hall • Departure Lounge.

Collect on Return – If you find a great bargain at the airport you can purchase it and store it for free until you return. Available only to passengers flying within the EU & UK.All stores at the airport offer this service.

Currency Exchange – Travelex offers currency exchange landside and airside. Hours: Open from first flight of the day until the last.

Duty Free & Shopping – World Duty Free offers duty-free shopping airside. Books, magazines, snacks, beverages, and last minute travel goods are sold at WHSmith, with one location each landside and airside. Hours: Open from first flight of the day until last flight.

Fast Track Service – Breeze through security lines! Book a Fast Track pass by 10:00PM before your day of travel, starting at £3.50 per person.

Food & Drinks – Est Presso offers sandwiches, coffee, and snacks airside. A wide variety of hot food, takeaway meals, smoothies and more are available at Joe’s Coffee House, open landside. Pub-style dining is offered airside at The Olive Tree. All three restaurants are open from first flight of the day until last.

Information Desk – There is an information desk located in the main terminal building.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Prayer Room – There are no dedicated rooms for prayer and meditation, but the airport does have a multi-faith chaplaincy program for travellers who need spiritual counseling or comfort. A chaplain can be requested at the Information Desk.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – Smoking areas can be found Airside (located in the departure lounge) and Landside (before check in, outside departures terminal building).

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of October 2018, Bournemouth airport is served by the following airlines: EasyJet • Freebird • Ryanair • TUI.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


At the time of this update, Yellow Bus B1 is the only bus that serves the airport. As of this October 2018 update, Fares start at £1.60 (single-ride adult ticket). For route maps, schedules and additional fare information, visit the Yellow Bus website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Europcar and Hertz. Location: beside car park 2.


PRC Streamline Taxis is the official taxi service available at the airport. Know your fare before you travel with their prepaid service. For more information or to book on-line, visit the PRC Streamline Taxi website.

Last updated: 2018-10-26

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.