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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

Airport Overview

To 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 has a small terminal that has been renovated recently. The airport services low-cost and seasonal routes across Europe. Facilities include three eateries and a couple convenience shops. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no pay-to-use airport lounges.

Where to Sleep

We have no reviews from travellers who have slept at this airport. If you’ve visited, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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. Connect to “BOH Public Wifi” with any device.

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.

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 – 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 did not have any 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 counseling or comfort. A chaplain can be requested at the Information Desk.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

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


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 6:00AM – 7:00PM daily. For more information regarding fare, scheduling and route information, visit the Yellow Bus website.

Car Rentals

Hertz has a car rental agency onsite at the airport.


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: 2019-02-14

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.