Bournemouth Air Festival 2021

2 weeks ago Wed 1st Sep 2021

It's easy to get to the heart of the action of the Bournemouth Air Festival by bus, with the majority of our services serving Bournemouth Pier approach and Bournemouth town centre. View timetables here or on the mobile app.

Event Timings

The RAFAT Red Arrows display will take place at 3pm each day. There will be fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday night that 

Thursday 2nd September 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 3rd September 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 4th September 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 5th September 10:00 - 18:00

The UK's greatest air, land and sea event takes place 2nd – 5th September 2021. With a host of awesome aircraft including the RAFAT Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, Chinook and full Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. You will also see displays by civilian aircraft including the amazing SuperPitts Muscle Bi-Plane and the AeroSuperBatics.

At sea will be the new Sunseeker parade and on land the new Atlas Elektronik STEM marquee along with Armed Forces Villages, trading across the site, music and dance in the Lower Gardens, and of course the fabulous Night Air flying and Royal Navy entertainment programme.

How to get your bus tickets

Contactless and cash tickets are available from your drivers on the day, with contactless payments accepted on every bus.

Prefer to buy your bus ticket in advance? Download our YB Move app to buy your tickets and plan your journeys around the area. 

Group ticket offer

For the duration of the festival, we are offering a Zone A group day ticket for up 5 people travelling together (any age) for only £8.

If you're travelling with friends or family, this fantastic offer is available on the mobile app and from our staff at Bournemouth Rail Station over the festival.

For mobile app users, the discount will be automatically applied to your purchase on the mobile app and is available now!

Travelling to and from Bournemouth Rail Station

Buses to the town centre operate every 3-5 minutes from stand 5 at the rail station. In addition to these services, we will be operating additional shuttle buses from the station during the day, and from Bournemouth Pier in the evening.

Routes 4, 5/5a and 6 operate via the Pier on the way to the Square, route 3 operates via Westover Road first.

Yellow Buses ticket sellers will be outside Bournemouth Rail Station over the festival where you can instantly pay for your connection to Bournemouth Pier with cash or card on one of our contactless ticket machines.

Adult single £1.80
Adult return £2.30
Child single £1.40
Child return £2.20
Group ticket* £8

*Zone A ticket, valid for up to 5 people travelling together.

Buster's Beach Bus

Routes 11 and 12 will not be operating during the days of the Air Festival. This is due to road closures, inconsiderate parking, traffic congestion and staff availability.

This means that Alum Chine will not be served from Wednesday to Sunday of the Air Festival week, the revised route 12 timetable will commence from Monday 6th September. We apologise for any confusion that this may cause.