HUNDREDS of thousands are expected to descend on Bournemouth later this month to enjoy the return of the air festival

Morebus is urging people to leave their cars at home and hop on a bus to ease traffic chaos. 

The bus operator will be running a number of routes across the conurbation which residents and visitors can use for the four-day event starting on Thursday, August 31. 

Morebus head of communications Nikki Honer said: “This is a wonderful occasion for the whole region - with so many attractions on offer in the air and on the ground.

Bournemouth Echo:

“It’s so popular we know car parks will be full and very busy. But those attending can bypass the need to find somewhere to leave their cars because we will have plenty of buses on hand to get them close to the action. 

“For only £2 each way, we have a sustainable way of getting people there.” 

Morebus’ m1 and m2 buses run between Poole, Bournemouth, Castlepoint, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Boscombe and Southbourne up to every four minutes throughout the day. 

“Getting tickets is very easy - even for those who may not regularly catch the bus,” added Nikki.  

Bournemouth Echo:

“In addition to accepting cash, we take contactless tap on tap off payments from phones, cards or watches.  

“People can download their ticket on their phone via our app too. They can also use the app to plan their journeys in advance and view timetables for each of our routes.” 

There will be a number of bus stop changes in the Bournemouth area during the festival due to road closures.  

For more details and bus services to the Bournemouth Air Show, visit 

How to get to the Air Festival: 

From Poole - routes m1, m2, 16, 17, 20 and Breezer 70 

From Christchurch - routes 1a, 1b, 1c 

From Ringwood - routes X3 and X6 

From Wimborne - routes 6 and 13 

From Kinson - routes 5, 5a and 6a 

From Swanage & Sandbanks - Breezer 50 

From Bournemouth Rail Station - routes m1, 5, 5a, 6, 6a, 12, 13, 17 

From Salisbury X3