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Bournemouth’s seven-mile long sandy beach has been attracting holidaymakers to the area for generations. As well as a number of traditional seaside attractions, the town has a vibrant nightlife, some great restaurants and a choice of adrenaline-pumping watersports.
Summer is the most popular time to book flights to Bournemouth. However, with busy beaches and packed hotels, it’s also one of the most expensive.
If you’re travelling on a budget, book your flights to Bournemouth outside of the peak season. In May, June or September, the weather is usually warm and sunny and cheap flights to Bournemouth are easier to find.
If your travel plans aren’t set in stone, click the ‘Show flexible dates’ link on the Expedia results page. This will reveal prices for flights on alternative days.
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Located just four miles from the town centre, Bournemouth Airport offers a selection of year-round services as well as a number of seasonal and charter flights. Most of the services that depart from Bournemouth are bound for destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean region. A bus service connects the airport with the town centre.
Airlines operating from Bournemouth Airport include:
Thanks to its small size, Bournemouth is easy to explore on foot. If your legs get tired, you can jump on one of the many buses that serve the local area. Taxis are also readily available in central Bournemouth.
The most famous attraction in Bournemouth is the town’s expansive sandy beach. Perfect for sunbathing in the summer and blustery walks in the winter, it’s a must sea if you’re heading to this coastal resort. To get an even better view of the beach, take a stroll down one of Bournemouth’s two piers.
Thanks to its seaside location, a great choice of water sports is available in Bournemouth. Try your hand at surfing or kite surfing at one of schools in the local area.
Bournemouth’s two bus companies don’t accept each other’s tickets. If you want to get out and explore the local area by bus, invest in a ‘Getting About’ ticket. This is valid on most services in the area.
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