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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

BOH Airport Overview

bournemouth airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bournemouth Airport.

What to Expect

Bournemouth Airport (code: BOH) has a small, recently renovated terminal. The airport services low-cost and seasonal routes across Europe. Facilities include three eateries and a couple of convenience shops. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no pay-to-use airport lounges.

Sleeping in Bournemouth Airport

Unfortunately, we have not yet received any sleep-related airport reviews for this airport. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bournemouth Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Bournemouth Airport:

  • Heronshaw House – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bournemouth Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free WiFi is available at Bournemouth Airport. Connect to “BOH Public WiFi” with any device.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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.

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

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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 on each landside and airside. Hours: Open from the first flight of the day until the last flight.

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

Food & Drinks – Bournemouth Airport has a limited variety of food options. Dining options include a selection of cafes and a restaurant:

  • Landside: Joe’s Coffee House
  • Airside: Est Presso • The Olive Tree

Information Desk – Have any questions? There is an information desk located landside in front of the Check-in Area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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 counselling or comfort. A chaplain can be requested at the Information Desk.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking Area – Smoking is not permitted within the airport. However, there are designated smoking areas. Locations: Landside, before check-in, outside terminal • Airside, in front of departure gates.

Bournemouth Airport is served by the following airlines: EasyJet •  Ryanair • TUI.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Yellow Bus 737 is the only bus that serves the airport, with stops at Bournemouth Square, the Train Station, Northbourne and more. Bus service is available from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM daily. For more fare, scheduling and route information, visit the Yellow Bus website.

Car Rentals

Hertz has a car rental agency onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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: update the airport guide or  write a review.