Trains to Bournemouth Airport

Find out everything you need to know about getting to Bournemouth Airport by train.

How to get to Bournemouth Airport by train

As an obligatory stop on the South West Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth, Bournemouth Station has excellent links from across Dorset and beyond.

While there isn’t a Bournemouth Airport train station, there is a swift and convenient way to access it from a nearby station. Situated approximately 3.5 miles to the northeast of the city, Bournemouth Airport is a 20-minute bus journey from Bournemouth train station.

The bus service operates daily from 7:00 to 20:00, ensuring accessibility throughout the week. In the event that your arrival at the station falls outside these operational hours, taxis are readily available outside the station as an alternative.

Embarking on a train, whether it’s from the Bournemouth railway station or not, is an excellent way to commence your travel. Opting for the train offers a practical means to reduce costs, eliminating the inconvenience of parking.

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Top routes to Bournemouth Airport

Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16
Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston 2h 11mins £32
Milton Keynes to London Euston 35mins £16.30
Coventry to London Euston 1h 4mins £12

What to do at Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport is dedicated to enhancing your pre-flight experience, offering a range of amenities for your convenience.

WHSmith is a reliable choice for all your last-minute travel essentials. Whether you're in search of reading material or some light snacks to take onboard, you'll find what you need here.

Before your flight, you can relish a delectable meal or enjoy a refreshing drink at The Navigator Pub in the departures lounge. For those with morning departures, a diverse breakfast selection is available, from pastries to porridge and a hearty Full English Breakfast.

Later in the day, the menu also includes sandwiches, burgers, and a variety of beloved pub classics such as fish and chips. The Navigator also offers a selection of beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks for those desiring a pre-flight drink.

Another option is The Olive Tree, which is a spacious and relaxed restaurant with an extensive menu. A suitable option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

For those wishing to wait in an airport lounge, unfortunately, there are currently no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Bournemouth Airport

Our first recommendation on how to save money is to set up Priority Ticket Alerts. This allows you to secure the lowest price ahead of time, ensuring you get the best deal.

Next, there is off-peak travel. If your flight time allows it, consider travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, and any time on Friday or the weekend. There are lots of cost-saving benefits to this.

If picking up your tickets as a family, consider one of our Family Tickets. You can also make use of a Railcard, including a Family & Friends Railcard, which provides discounts up to 60%.

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Get the app

Download the Avanti West Coast App to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling with us.

This app gives you lots of special perks, such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your chosen payment method. It also allows you to keep all your tickets in the same place. All with zero booking fees.

We appreciate that travelling by air can be stressful, so we want to make the bit before this as smooth as possible. Download the Avanti West Coast App to help make that happen.

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