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About Bournemouth

Famous for its beaches and nightlife, Bournemouth is a holiday resort city visited by 3 million tourists every year. The main places of interest among visitors are the city’s museums, parks, and shopping centers. In recent years Bournemouth’s popularity has grown, even more so due to its universities located in the city. Events you may encounter in the city include beach parties, theater events and concerts. If you’re going on vacation to have fun, then this city is perfect for you.

The city is a shopping paradise, offering both luxurious and affordable options. Bournemouth has a tropical climate, so you can really enjoy the sun to its fullest.  

Summers are hot and humid while winters are mostly rainy. Although the weather can vary it is best described as mild. The city does get a lot of wind so it would be wise to pack a thin cardigan on your trip. Bournemouth, which offers a lot of international cuisine options, is famous for its seafood. If you like seafood the city’s many cafes and restaurants await, ready to offer you a variety of options and presentations. There are also a lot of nightclubs and entertainment venues in the city. While prices do vary, fast food restaurants can be a more economical option. The airport is very close to the city, located 8 km away, and can be easily reached by taxi. 

Transportation to Bournemouth City Center from Airport

Passengers who land at Bournemouth Airport have 3 transportation alternatives to get to the city, which is about 12 km away. Buses are the only public transportation option available but they do provide service all day long. You can also get to the city via taxi or rental car, which are both convenient transportation alternatives.

Taxi

PRC Streamline Taxis are the official airport taxi service operating at Bournemouth Airport. You can go to the PRC Streamline Taxi offices at the airport to arrange a taxi for up to 8 passengers. These taxis accept payment via credit card. You can also pay using the prepayment system, which calculates the fare according to the distance that will be traveled. This taxi company has a large fleet of vehicles and provides quick and professional service.

Bus

Buses are another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. The Yellow Bus service B1 provides transportation from the airport to Bournemouth Square from 6 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week. The Yellow Bus service A1 also provides transportation from the airport to the city train station. If you plan on traveling to the airport via bus at the end of your trip purchasing a weekly or monthly ticket instead of a single ticket can be more advantageous. This bus service offers discounts on weekly and monthly tickets.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Bournemouth Airport is quite convenient. Rental car companies at the airport are located within walking distance of the terminal. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Europcar and Hertz. You can also book a vehicle online in advance. Each company offers a variety of vehicles to suit your needs and budget.

Last Updated: February 07, 2017
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