Cheap flights to Bournemouth depart from a number of regional airports around the UK. Flights to Bournemouth will arrive at Bournemouth Airport. There are a number of options for getting to the town centre after disembarking from a flight to Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Airport Shuttle provides hourly services between Bournemouth Airport and the town centre. Tickets can be purchased from the driver or through the Airport Shuttle website. Taxis operated by Compass Cars can be hired from a booking desk at the airport terminal.
It is easy to explore most of this compact town just by walking around. There are two bus companies that operate services around Bournemouth and the surrounding region. Yellow Buses are recognisable by their eponymous yellow livery, while Wilts and Dorset buses are painted in a distinctive green and blue. Both bus companies will not accept the other company’s tickets, so make sure you have the right ticket before boarding. Check the respective website for route maps, timetables and fare information. Taxis are easily available in Bournemouth, but it may be more convenient to book them in advance instead of trying to flag one down.
Bournemouth is a classic destination for those who wish to holiday at home. The renowned Seven Mile Beach is perhaps its most famous calling card. The weather might not always be conducive to lounging in a deck chair, but Bournemouth and Boscombe piers will provide plenty visitors with plenty of diversion. Bournemouth’s other big draws are the lush Victorian-era Pleasure Gardens. The Upper, Lower and Central Gardens feature an abundance of colourful plants, as well as a miniature golf course, several picnic areas and a bandstand. The ostentatious exterior of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is home to a large and varied collection of artworks, paintings and curios from around the world.
Bournemouth’s town centre has plenty of high street chains such as Marks & Spencers and Debenhams. Head to nearby Boscombe to discover an array of dusty antique shops and trendy vintage clothing stores. Grab a table at The Crab to sample some of the best seafood in town. There is no shortage of bars and clubs to entertain the many university students and visitors here. The Landmarc is a former church that has been converted into one of the town’s most popular music venue. Head to Champions for more live music, or visit The Gallery Brasserie for a quiet night sipping some wine.