Did you know most of the festival’s carbon emissions come from people travelling to and from the event, particularly by car. Planes account for about 3% in comparison!
So instead of piling in the car this year, why not travel by train, jump on a bike or bus or walk to the air festival? In fact, if just 1-in-3 people changed how they travelled to the festival over the four days we could save a massive 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year for the next three years.
Be sure to tune into Hot Radio to listen to the live commentary and information on travel and traffic across the area during Bournemouth Air Festival whever ever you are.
Listen via DAB, Online www.hot.radio and On smartspeakers by saying “Play Hot Radio”.
Try a Beryl Bike or E-scooter and breeze into the festival! Please note no e-scooters or cycling is allowed on the festival site itself. Please help keep everyone safe by parking up outside the festival site in the marked bays/cycle parking areas.
Find a list of all Beryl bays here.
You can find a list of all cycle parking areas for all bikes here.
Read more at beryl.cc/how-it-works
Please note that items such as food and chairs don’t have to be transported to the event as they can be purchased and hired on site.
Park and Ride
Catch the Park and Ride Beach Bus for a ride with a view in. The service runs every 15 minutes for all four days of the festival and will operate from Kings Park, Bournemouth, BH1 4NN.
Parking is free but there is a charge of £15 for a return bus ticket which will drop you off at Manor Road next to the event site on the East Overcliff (BH1 3EZ). It is then about 5-10 minutes’ walk to the event site.
Tickets entitle up to seven people per vehicle to use the bus.
Thursday 9.00am – last bus at 11pm
Friday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm
Kings Park – BH7 7AF
By bus and coach
There are plenty of coach providers offering great prices on travel to and from Bournemouth. All coaches arrive in the heart of Bournemouth, right next to the train station, where taxis and local buses are waiting to take you to your hotel, the Town Centre or seafront. Bournemouth also has a great bus service with regular routes to the Town Centre.
During the Air Festival coach drop off points are available on Westover Road (BH1 2BU). Coach parking: Queens Road coach and car park (BH2 6BE) will be available for coach parking on all four days of the festival. Please note: coach parking at Kings Park will not be available during the duration of the Air Festival.
Bournemouth is well served by the rail network with three local railway stations – the main Bournemouth station, Pokesdown to the east and Branksome to the west. There is a train service to and from various locations around the UK, as well as a fast service from London Waterloo in as little as 97 minutes. – South Western Railway
There are planned rail strikes on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September which are likely to significantly impact train services across the 4 days. Please check for updates on the National Rail and South Western Railway websites, and look at alternative coach, bus and bike options as well as the park and ride.
Industrial action updates on the trains can be found here:
- National Rail: Industrial Action | National Rail
- South Western Railway: Industrial Action | South Western Railway
Before you head out into the bay, make sure you have a copy of the Marine Safety Zone Map.
Park and walk
If you are coming by car we always recommend using the Park and Ride service. However, if you want to park elsewhere Avenue Road and Richmond Hill car parks are usually less busy and just a short stroll from the beach!
- Avenue Road Car Park – BH2 5SL
- Richmond Hill Multi-storey Car Park – BH1 1JD
All our seafront car parks get busy very quickly so save yourself a sticky car journey and park and walk.
If you do park, please do so responsibly and legally, allowing clearance and access for emergency vehicles. Any vehicles which park illegally during the event will be liable to be towed.
Traffic restrictions and charges
Before arriving please familiarise yourself with the Air Festival Traffic Restrictions plan, you can also view a live map of road closures and restrictions in place across all Bournemouth. Should you wish to park in the Town Centre do check out the car park locations and charges.
The event site will be geo-fenced so that the Beryl e-scooters will only be able to be pushed and not ridden in these areas.