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Bournemouth Airport general information

If you’re flying from Bournemouth Airport, we’ve collected the ‘must-know’ information you’ll need in one easy-to-read guide.

All about Bournemouth Airport

Opened in 1941, Bournemouth Airport is located just three miles northwest of Bournemouth. Ryanair and Thomson Airways are both based at the airport frequently operating flights to much of Western Europe and the Mediterranean area. Bournemouth Airport is owned and operated by Manchester Airports Group.

Getting There

With no direct rail links, public transport to Bournemouth Airport is limited to bus, coach and taxi. The Yellowbus service B1 is the most direct bus from Bournemouth Train station, but we recommend you cut stress levels by driving your own car to the airport. You can also pre-book your airport parking with APH and you’ll not only guarantee yourself a safe and secure parking space, you’ll also receive huge discounts when you book in advance.

Check-in information

Check your ticket or travel itinerary for precise times for check-in. Check-in desks typically open 2-3 hours before the flight is due to depart.


Bournemouth Airport services over 20 destinations across much of Western Europe, find the full list of destinations here.

Disabled Passenger Details

Bournemouth Airport has a reputation for being a friendly and easy to use airport. It provides a range of facilities to assist persons with reduced mobility, click here to see more information.

Find details of how Bournemouth Airport helps passengers with hidden disabilities such as autism here.

Fast-Track security lane

If you want to slash the amount of time you spend queuing at security and emigration, Bournemouth Airport offers its ‘Fast Track’ service. Prices start from just £3.50 per person. Click here for more information

Family Assisted Lanes

Bournemouth Airport does not offer family assistance lanes.


Need to pick up a few last-minute essentials for your trip? Here’s a full list of the shops at Bournemouth Airport and whether they’re located before or after security.

Where to Eat

Bournemouth Airport has a selection of eateries to suit all tastes and requirements. Here's a full list of places to eat at Bournemouth Airport.

Wi-Fi access

Free WiFi  is available for 60 minutes and costs £5 per hour thereafter. All day access is available for £10. All other information is available here.

Baby Changing

Baby changing facilities are available throughout the airport.

Luggage Trolleys

Trolleys are available at Bournemouth Airport, find out the essential information here.  


Public shower facilities are not currently available at Bournemouth Airport.


Bournemouth Airport has an Airport Chaplaincy, a multi-faith service for everyone working or travelling through the airport.

Airport map

Bournemouth Airport map

Parley Ln, Christchurch, Bournemouth, BH23 6SE


You can access Bournemouth Airport from the A338 which links to the M25 via the M3. Choose post code BH23 6SE when using satnav.