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Bournemouth car rentals

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Bournemouth car rental information

Pick-up locationBournemouth
Car types
Rental locations20
Airport locations7

Cheap car rentals in Bournemouth

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Bournemouth

  • Car hire in Bournemouth offers you the big advantage of not having to rely on public transport or a taxi service to get around whether you’re on holiday or in the city on business. It’s more efficient and offers far more flexibility. When you’re in Bournemouth you can use this to your benefit to drive out to all the local Dorset attractions, like Bournemouth Beach for a start. There’s also The Village, more formally known as Westbourne, a shorter drive from the town centre. For Bronze Age history, drive a little further out to Hengistbury Visitor Centre.
  • The nearest airport servicing Bournemouth is Southampton Airport. You can book car hire in Bournemouth from any number of top international and UK companies through KAYAK, and simply collect your vehicle right there at the airport. You’ll find all their offices inside the main airport terminal, and the parking areas where you’ll collect your vehicle are within easy walking distance from there.
  • The roads in Bournemouth are quite free-flowing, so you’ll have to exercise quite a bit of caution on them if you’re not accustomed to this kind of traffic. Pay special attention when you’re on the A338, which is the main route that runs through southern England. Also keep an eye out for groups of cyclists on the smaller roads. During the school terms you’ll find a lot of school-crossing patrols, so drive cautiously in areas where the schools are situated. There are also other traffic-calming measures in place, so essentially this is a town where a lot of emphasis is placed on sedate driving.
  • The main rush hours to avoid are slightly different to many other cities in the UK, in that they are a bit earlier. The worst time of the year for rush-hour congestion is during April, tailing off into May and June. Fridays are the busiest days in general, with rush hour peaking between 15:00 and 16:00. So remember when you’re planning your schedule that you can save up to 2h of travel time by avoiding these hours.
  • Book your rental car in Bournemouth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Bournemouth

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Bournemouth?

    Being a coastal resort town, you’ll find a range of different vehicles to be appropriate. If you’re just there for the sea and the sunshine, you won’t need much more than a compact car or an economy model to ferry yourself to and from the beaches and resort activity areas. If you’re intending to travel along the coast a bit more, then a sedan, an MPV or a 4x4 will do you well. You can also do it in more style with a sports car or a convertible model and enjoy the sea air with the top down. Have a look at the Bournemouth car hire options you have when booking through KAYAK.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bournemouth?

    Speed limits in Bournemouth, like many other UK cities and towns, vary according to the specific zone in which you’re driving, although there are no 20mph zones. The overall speed limit is 30mph in residential areas. Also be aware that the Dorset police road safety plan that applies to Bournemouth takes a "no excuse" approach to infringements.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bournemouth?

    Bournemouth Borough Council operates car parks located throughout the city, so you can pretty much have your pick no matter where you’re headed for. In the city centre you’ll find Berry Court Car Park and Richmond Gardens Car Park, for instance. Specific areas require parking permits, and you have various options here, such as evening and weekend permits. You can pay for parking using the city’s PayByPhone service for extra convenience. Prices are seasonal, ranging from £1.70 per hour in winter to £2.70 per hour in summer.

  • How much is gas price in Bournemouth?

    The average gas price in Bournemouth is ₪24.49 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪294 and ₪392, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Bournemouth?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bournemouth.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Bournemouth?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Bournemouth?

    A Mini car rental in Bournemouth costs ₪244 per day, on average.

Bournemouth car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Bournemouth

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Meet&greet - Car Rental Building

+44 371 384 3478

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Unit 2 520 Wallisdown Road

+44 371 384 5976

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Upper Station Approach

+44 371 384 3478

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very good

2 reviews

One location in Bournemouth

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185-191 Charminster Road

+44 1202 747711

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, friendly service. After the problem with finding a car they allowed us an extra couple of days with the car and gave us a small discount.

Cons:

The company had kept us waiting two hours as the auto they'd had wasn't road worthy, and so we waited while they called other stores.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth Rail Stn

+44 843 309 3008

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Christchurch

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

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3 locations in Bournemouth

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520, Wallisdown Road

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Car Rental Building- Bournemouth Airport

8713843402

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Upper Station Approach- Holdenhurst Road

+44 371 384 3478

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Budget

7.5

Good

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One location in Bournemouth

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33-39 Southcote Road

+44 344 544 3937

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Avis

7.4

Good

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33-39 Southcote Rd

+44 344 544 6040

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7.0

Good

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One location in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth Rail Stn

+44 843 309 3008

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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Hilton Hotel Parking

+44 1202 291231

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

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One location in Bournemouth

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Bournemouth Airport

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INTERRENT

2.9

Poor

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Car Rental Office

+44 371 384 3402

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FLIZZR

8.0

Very good

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2 locations in Bournemouth

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1104 Christchurch Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Bournemouth Airport International BOH

+44 844 499 3399

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Sunnycars

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One location in Bournemouth

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Holdenhurst Road

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2 travelers who rented a car in Bournemouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Most popular car type

Mini

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