Bournemouth Airport in Dorset

Dorset may be one of the most rural counties in England but it is still lucky enough to have its very own airport – Bournemouth International Airport – linking it to numerous European cities as well as more exotic locations such as Barbados and New York. Since its early days as Hurn Airport, Bournemouth Airport in Dorset has seen an enormous growth in the number of flights operating from it, and each year sees new airlines, new tour operators and flights to new holiday destinations being added.




Bournemouth Airport offers a choice of scheduled and charter flights to a large range of short and long haul destinations. Low cost airlines that operate from Bournemouth include easyJet, Ryanair and Thomsonfly.

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Bournemouth Airport’s Airlines/Tour Operator

  • Air Berlin – Tel: 0870 738 8880
  • Airtours – Tel: 0870 400 1290
  • Aspro – Tel: 0870 238 7755
  • Austrian Getaways – Tel: 0871 871 0071
  • Bath Travel – Tel: 0870 738 7373
  • Blue Islands – Tel: 0845 620 2122
  • Canterbury Travel – Tel: 01923 822 388
  • Classic Collection – Tel: 0870 402 0126
  • Crystal Lakes – Tel: 0870 888 0252
  • Crystal Ski – Tel: 0870 405 5047
  • Direct Holidays – Tel: 0871 664 7985
  • easyJet – Tel: 0905 821 0905
  • Eclipse Direct – Tel: 0870 243 4300
  • Escapades – Tel: 0870 664 7986
  • First Choice – Tel: 0870 850 3999
  • Goldtrail Holidays – Tel: 0871 700 2121
  • Inghams – Tel: 0208 780 4433
  • Italian Getaways – Tel: 0871 871 0071
  • JMC – Tel: 0870 750 5711
  • Libra Holidays – Tel: 0871 226 0446
  • Newmarket Holidays – Tel: 0845 226 7756
  • Olympic Holidays – Tel: 0870 429 4141
  • Panorama Holidays – Tel: 0871 664 7984
  • Planet Holidays – Tel: 0871 871 2234
  • Portland Direct – Tel: 0870 241 3172
  • Ryanair – Tel: 0871 246 0000
  • Skytours – Tel: 0870 165 0079
  • Sunset – Tel: 0870 750 5711
  • Sunstart – Tel: 0870 850 3999
  • Sunvil – Tel: 0208 568 4499
  • The Gambia Experience – Tel: 0845 330 2060
  • Thomas Cook – Tel: 0870 750 5711
  • Thomson Holidays – Tel: 0870 165 0079
  • Thomson Lakes & Mountains – Tel: 0870 405 5033
  • Thomson Ski – Tel: 0870 880 0254
  • Thomsonfly.com – Tel: 0870 190 0737
  • Wizzair – Tel: +48 22 351 9499




Bournemouth Airport’s Customer Services Information Desk

The information desk is situated inside the main terminal building. If you have any questions, call 01202 364000.

Getting to Bournemouth Airport

By Car

Bournemouth International Airport is situated just off the A338 and is clearly signposted. If you are travelling from London or anywhere along the M3 corridor simply take the M3 southbound towards Southampton. Where the M3 joins the M27 follow the westbound directions for Bournemouth. Passengers travelling from the Sussex/Kent coast have direct access to the M27 via the A27. At its western end the M27 becomes the A31 dual carriageway as it crosses the New Forest. Shortly after the town of Ringwood you will need to exit left onto the A338 dual carriageway and follow the signs for Bournemouth. Five miles along the A338 you will see the B3073 exit for Bournemouth Airport clearly signposted on your left. The total journey time from the M25 to Bournemouth Airport can be as little as 75 minutes.

If you are travelling from the Midlands or the North of England, head for Oxford and join the A34 dual carriageway. The A34 will take you south as far as Winchester at which point you should join the M3 southbound and follow the directions given above.

From the South West the most direct route is to head for Wimborne using the A35. On reaching Wimborne join the A31 and you will find the airport clearly marked.

By Bus

Yellow buses operate the 747 bus service between the airport and the Travel Interchange in Bournemouth via the Bournemouth railway station. A frequent, comfortable and convenient service now operates between Bournemouth International Airport and Bournemouth town centre. The service runs once every hour from 7am to 7pm seven days a week.

By Train

Christchurch and Bournemouth railway stations are four and six miles away, respectively. Yellow buses operate the 747 bus service between the airport and the Bournemouth railway station.

By Taxi

Taxis at Bournemouth International Airport are operated by United Taxis (tel: 01202 556677).

Car Hire at Bournemouth Airport

Four national car hire companies operate from the offices beside car park 2:

  • Budget – Tel: 01202 577 429
  • Europcar – Tel: 01202 293357
  • Hertz – Tel: 0870 846 0004
  • National Alamo – Tel: 01202 577 194

Bournemouth Airport’s Access

A range of services are provided for disabled customers including: disabled parking spaces, which are located in car park 1; wheelchairs, which are provided free of charge throughout the terminal building; and fully equipped toilets in all areas of the terminal building.

Each individual airline is responsible for its own services when boarding an aircraft. It is therefore important that you notify your airline of the assistance you will require when you book your flight. Customers booking online should find a contact telephone number on their web pages. You are advised to confirm these arrangements at check in.

Assistance dogs are permitted to enter the terminal building. For comprehensive advice on flying with your assistance dog, it is recommended that you visit www.flying-with-disability.org.