How to find cheap flights to Bournemouth
Searching for the 'cheapest month' is the best way to find cheap flights to Bournemouth. This will show you all the dates in which you can fly to Bournemouth, and the cheapest month for doing so.
When to book to find a cheap flight to Bournemouth
If you use the best time to book tool, you can figure out when the cheapest time to book your flights is. October is the cheapest time to travel within the UK, and generally, flights are cheapest 7 weeks in advance.
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Airports with direct flights from the UK to Bournemouth
Manchester, Jersey and Glasgow are the only UK airports that have direct flights to Bournemouth. Connecting flights are available, but you may want to consider car hire or using the train if you live in the south.
Airlines that fly to Bournemouth from the UK
Flybe is the main airline that operates domestic flights from the United Kingdom (including Manchester and Glasgow) to Bournemouth. You can see all the airlines that fly to Bournemouth here.
Airports in Bournemouth
Bournemouth Airport is 6 kilometres northeast of the city. This is the main airport for Bournemouth, Hampshire and one of the best airports for getting to Dorset. You'll be pleased to know there's free Wifi on arrival in Bournemouth Airport.
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How to get to Bournemouth from the airport
The easiest way to get to the city is by jumping in a taxi outside of the arrivals exit at the airport. A cab to the city centre will cost between £15 - £20.If you're looking for the cheapest way to get to the city centre, the A1 yellow bus service is the best way to get to Bournemouth – it costs £1.60 for adults to get into the city centre, and £1.30 for children. Bournemouth buses use the Glo Purse app, which is useful if you don't carry cash on you.
When to go to Bournemouth
Bournemouth has always been popular for summer holidays, even in the Victorian era. You can almost imagine it: arcade games on the pier, fish and chips on the beach, and ice creams to finish the day. Bournemouth Air Festival is a must for aeronautical fanatics, which takes place every August. Typically, planes, helicopters and jet take to the sky in the day, and at night the sky is crowded with fireworks displays!
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What the weather’s like in Bournemouth
Bournemouth receives far less rain than anywhere else in the UK! Great news for summer holidays. The driest months are June and July, and the coldest month is January. It very rarely snows in Bournemouth, but if it does, it will happen during January, February or March.
City guide: what to see and do
The best beaches in Bournemouth: This city is right on the coast, and perfect for days out on the beach. Bournemouth Beach and Hengistbury Head are two of the most popular beaches, whereas Durley Chime, Alum Chine, Boscombe Beach and Southcombe Beach carry the Blue Flag Award.
Spend a day out with the kids: The Oceanarium is ideal for family friendly rainy days when the beach isn't an option – and baby loggerhead turtles certainly make learning about science sound more appealing. If the sun comes out, head to Bournemouth pier for food and fun with the ocean in the backdrop, before heading to the Pavilion Theatre for a show (they do have child-appropriate plays on!).
Go back in time: If the pier didn't propel you to the Victorian era, Russel Cotes Art Gallery & Museum will take you right back. It only costs £6 to look round this traditional Victorian stately home, and it's right on Bournemouth beach.
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