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During the air festival tune into Hot Radio on 102.8fm for up to date information on travel and traffic across the area.

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By Car

Park & Ride

Kings Park – BH7 7AF

During the Festival, Park & Ride will operate from Kings Park.  Parking is free but there is a charge to use the bus which will drop off at Manor Road  (BH1 3EZ) approx 5-10 min walk to the event site.

Tickets entitle up to 7 people to use the bus (return)

Thursday & Sunday – £10/ticket   Friday & Saturday – £12/ticket 

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

Redhill Park  – BH9 2SW

Park and ride is running from Redhill Park to Manor Road as well but only on Saturday & Sunday, please see times below –

Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm
Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm

Car Parks

If you are coming by car we always recommend using the Park and Ride service.  However, should you wish to park in the Town Centre do check out the car park locations 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 . Remember to always park responsible, vehicles parked illegally will be towed away in restricted areas.

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.

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By train

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 an 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

By Boat

Before you head out into the bay, make sure you have a copy of the Marine Safety Zone Map.

By Bike – Beach Park and Cycle

Please note: There is a temporary traffic order for cyclists and escooters covering all of the Air Festival site between 10am – 11pm. These areas include Undercliff Drive, East Overcliff, Pier Approach and between Bournemouth and Boscombe Pier. Beryl has instated a 3.1mph geofence on all escooters from Bournemouth Pier to Sandbanks.

An innovative new Park & Cycle scheme is now available at Kings Park giving visitors another great way of getting to the beach and Air Festival this summer.

A fleet of Beryl bikes has been installed at Kings Park car park and are ready for public hire.  From Sunday 1st August to 5th September the first 20-minutes of bike hire journeys starting from Kings Park will be free – perfect for a leisurely ride to the beach.

Simply download the Beryl App to register and unlock a free bike, enjoy your ride and park in one of the marked “Beryl Bays” at the end of your journey.

Return bike journeys are charged at the usual rate of £1 to unlock, plus 5 pence per minute.  A Beryl e-scooter could also be used as a fun method of transport on the return (unlock £1.50 plus 10 pence per minute). Alternatively the ‘Park & Ride’ bus can be used to return to your car at Kings Park.