Bournemouth car hire

Bournemouth car hire

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Bournemouth, ENG, United Kingdom
29 Jul — 5 Aug
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Bournemouth, ENG, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth car hire information

Pick-up locationBournemouth
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard
Hire locations17
Airport locations6
Popular agenciesEnterprise, keddy by Europcar, Europcar

Cheap car hire in Bournemouth

£37/dayEconomy
£45/dayCompact
£49/dayIntermediate
£56/dayStandard
£85/dayPeople carrier
£36/dayMini
£93/dayPremium
£51/dayIntermediate SUV
£64/dayCompact estate car
£70/dayIntermediate estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Bournemouth car hire reviews and directory

From £33/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Bournemouth
Enterprise
Locations in Bournemouth
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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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent15 Sep 2016
Pleasent and helpfulPros: 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.
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From £16/day
Europcar
Most popular
3 locations in Bournemouth
Europcar
Locations in Bournemouth
Meet&greet - Car Rental Building+44 371 384 3402
Unit 2 520 Wallisdown Road+44 371 384 5976
Upper Station Approach+44 371 384 3478
Recent reviews
From £12/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
3 locations in Bournemouth
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bournemouth
520, Wallisdown Road
Car Rental Building- Bournemouth Airport8713843402
Upper Station Approach- Holdenhurst Road+44 371 384 3478
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Bournemouth
Sunnycars
Locations in Bournemouth
185-191 Charminster Road
Holdenhurst Road
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Budget
1 location in Bournemouth
Budget
Locations in Bournemouth
33-39 Southcote Road+44 344 544 3937
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Recent reviews
From £18/day
Easirent
1 location in Bournemouth
Easirent
Locations in Bournemouth
Bournemouth Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Firefly
1 location in Bournemouth
Firefly
Locations in Bournemouth
Christchurch
Recent reviews
From £20/day
Hertz
1 location in Bournemouth
Hertz
Locations in Bournemouth
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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INTERRENT
1 location in Bournemouth
INTERRENT
Locations in Bournemouth
Car Rental Office+44 371 384 3402
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Bournemouth
Thrifty
Locations in Bournemouth
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
Recent reviews
2 travellers who hired a car in Bournemouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Bournemouth

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£25/day

Good deal

£18/day

When to book a car hire in Bournemouth

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bournemouth for £18 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bournemouth at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Oversize car hires in Bournemouth are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Bournemouth

  • Some car hire companies in Bournemouth which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Bournemouth costs £25 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£33/day), Enterprise (£37/day) and Europcar (£77/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 520, Wallisdown Road BH11 8QE (3 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Bournemouth is £5.13 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £82, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bournemouth.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Bournemouth airport include Europcar, Easirent and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bournemouth airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz and keddy by Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Bournemouth costs £25 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Bournemouth costs £31 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Bournemouth costs £21 per day, on average.

  • In Bournemouth, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 33-39 Southcote Road (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Bournemouth costs £173 per week (£25 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Bournemouth costs £743 per month (£25 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Petrol prices in Bournemouth are usually reasonable, and just a bit lower than you’ll pay in the major cities like London. Here the average price of fuel is a little under £1.20 per litre. Recommended places to fill up are the Texaco on Ringwood Road, or any of the Esso petrol stations, such as those on Southbourne Grove, Kinson Road and Bath Road.

  • 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.