Bournemouth Airport (BOH) Information
(Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK)
Bournemouth is served by a number of airports, the closest and most convenient of which is Bournemouth International Airport (BOH), and also nearby Southampton Airport (SOU). London Airports, including London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN) and London City (LCY) are also within relatively easy travelling distance of Bournemouth, by either train, coach or car.
Major airlines at these airports offer the greatest number of departures, whereas smaller airlines offer low-cost, no-frill airlines with a more limited number of flights arriving and departing from the airports.
Bournemouth Airport (BOH) Guide
Bournemouth Airport (BOH)
Address: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6SE, England
Tel: +44 (0)1202 364000
This small air facility is situated just 11 km / 7 miles from the centre of Bournemouth, located in the outskirts, in nearby Christchurch. Also known as Hurn Airport, this important local airport deals with many passengers throughout the year and has good overall facilities.
Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) has one main terminal building, serving a large number of different airlines at the airport, including Ryanair. Destinations include Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Alicante, Birmingham, Faro, Palma, Girona
, Limassol, Madeira, the Grand Canaries and Dublin
- Bureau de change
- 24-hour cash machines (ATMs)
- Restaurants, cafés, fast food outlets and bars
- Shopping centre with several large shops, including a newsagents, gift shops and duty-free
- Children's play area
- Car hire companies - including Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National Car Rental
- Passenger pick-up areas are located close to the airport's main building
- Short-term parking is available with direct access
- Long-term economy parking is located close to the terminal and is within walking distance
- Special facilities for disabled passengers
Bournemouth is easy to reach from Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) by several major roads. Follow the main Ring Road and travel towards the centre. The journey can take as little as 10 minutes, although during the morning and evening rush hours the journey may take longer.
Coaches are readily available here and travel to many areas of Bournemouth and all over the United Kingdom. The coach services are operated by National Express.
Taxis are readily available at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) outside of the airport's building. They provide a convenient and easy way to travel into the nearby town and other destinations. The journey from Bournemouth Airport to the beachfront itself will take around 10 to 15 minutes, depending on traffic. Official taxis should be used at all times to ensure safety and also to avoid being overcharged.
All taxi meters start at a basic fare, but additional charges are usually made for luggage, late-night journeys and driving on public holidays in Bournemouth, so it can prove useful to ask the taxi driver about these before leaving. Some taxis are happy to accept payment by credit card.