HERE'S everything you need to know about how to get to the air festival whether it’s by car, public transport or boat.

Park & Ride

Park & Ride will operate at the following sites and drop off to Manor Road (BH1 3EZ) approx 5-10 min walk to the event site.

Kings Park postcode: BH7 7AF (£10 per car Thursday & Sunday and £12 Friday & Saturday)

Thursday 9am – last bus at 11pm

Friday 9am – last bus at 11pm

Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm

Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm

Redhill Park postcode: BH9 2SW (£12 per car Friday and Saturday, £10 Sunday)

Friday 9am – last bus 11pm

Saturday 9am – last bus at 11pm

Sunday 9am – last bus at 7pm

By car

If you are coming by car to the town centre and opting to park in a car park, please make sure you check out the road closures in place.

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.

Disabled parking is available but limited so you are advised to consider your transport arrangements carefully in advance.

There are two accessible car parks – one at the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth Town Centre (BH2 5DJ) and one at Sea Road on Boscombe Overstrand – with 250 spaces available.

Accessible viewing at Monkey Island (at the Boscombe end of the East Overcliff) – with 80 blue badge parking spaces.

For easy access to the promenade, you can arrange to be dropped off at the bottom of Sea Road by Boscombe Pier (BH5) – you will need to show your blue badge to stewards.

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 excellent 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.

By Boat

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