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Poole car hires from £31/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Poole with a pick-up date of 18/6 and drop-off date of 21/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Poole

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Economy£32/day
Compact£35/day
People carrier£113/day
Mini£31/day
Premium£66/day
Luxury£78/day
Compact SUV£39/day
Intermediate SUV£42/day
Luxury SUV£64/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Poole

  • You must meet a couple of requirements to acquire cheap car hire in Poole. The driver is to be in possession of a valid driver's licence and be at least 21. However, a surcharge may apply for drivers below 21 years of age. Also, some companies could ask for proof of your home address. You are encouraged to provide valid documents to your Poole car hire agency for a more streamlined process of acquiring a hire car. With these documents and the right amount of cash, you will likely drive away in a vehicle of your choice.
  • You can park your hire car in Poole in the available car parking spaces within the city. The parking service department generally operates from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm from Monday to Friday. During this period, you are expected to settle your parking fees per the authority’s instructions. Some parking possibilities available are on-street parking, park-and-ride options and disabled parking, if applicable. It is up to you to choose the more convenient parking option.
  • Cheap car hire in Poole allows you to travel much more conveniently in and around the city. A Poole hire car enhances your comfort while travelling and reduces the time it takes to travel between destinations. As a visitor to the city, your Poole hire car will enable you to visit more destinations in much less time. Among the destinations you can visit is the Splashdown water park, located roughly 4 miles from Poole city centre; it will take approximately 10min to reach. Another popular destination is Sandbanks Beach, located around 4.5 miles from the Poole city centre. It will take you about 12min to complete the journey.
  • The seaport town of Poole possesses an excellent bus network connecting it to several of its neighbouring towns and villages. Despite this, the easy convenience and flexibility of a car offers greater freedom and comfort. If you are travelling in a large group, car hire in Poole is a more affordable means of transport that offers infinite range beyond a bus or train. The city of Exeter is about 79 miles west along the A35, while historic Plymouth lies a further 45 miles down the coast along the same road.
  • The most expedient location to hire a car in Poole is at Bournemouth Airport (BON), which is less than 12 miles from the town centre. The airport has an on-site Car Hire Centre, which is about 10 minutes’ walk from the exit at the Arrivals Hall, near Car Park 3.
  • The A350 is the primary artery for inbound and outbound traffic into Poole and is subject to serious vehicular congestion during morning and evening rush hours, as it passes through the town centre. The B3068 has a multi-lane roundabout (The George) outside a large retail zone (Kingland Road), and these areas are also prone to high levels of cycle and motor traffic during the weekday rush. Poole quayside district attracts high levels of pedestrian traffic during the summer season.
  • Between 07:00 and 08:30 (morning rush hours) and from 18:00–20:30 (evening rush), you should avoid the interchange where the A350 crosses the B3068 as well as the stretch of the A350 as it crosses the Poole Lifting Bridge, as these are obvious magnets for potential gridlock. The Kingsland Road retail zone is also a troublesome area during the afternoon hours between 13:00 and 15:00 when lunch/retail activity is at its peak.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Poole for £32 or less
  • Book your car hire in Poole at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Poole are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Poole

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

    If you’re unsure about what type of vehicle is best for getting around Poole or areas beyond, you should consider that smaller compacts and economy cars are more fuel efficient and affordable than larger intermediate 4x4s and saloons. However, larger vehicles offer more storage and passenger capacity, which will matter if there are four or five people in your party.

  • What’s the speed limit in Poole?

    Within the town of Poole, the legal speed limit is 30mph, but there are a few zones (built-up areas, hospital and school districts) where this limit is reduced to 20mph. The A35 is divided between dual carriageways (60mph) and single carriageway (50mph) sections, while on secondary roads like the B3068, speeds of 40mph are acceptable.

  • Where are the best places to park in Poole?

    Poole has a variety of public parking options, including on-street parking, surface and multi-storey car parks, as well as harbour/quayside parking zones. On-street parking is pay and display with a maximum limit of 4h and costs about £1 per hour between 08:00 and 22:00 Monday through Sunday. From 22:00–08:00, there is a flat rate of approx. £2 with no limit. Regular business hours and tariffs at surface and multi-storey car parks depend on the location, but follow the same general guidelines as on-street parking. At Poole quay and harbourside car parks, on-street and surface parking rates are about £0.80 for 1h and follow the same business hours, except that parking is free every day between 22:00 and 08:00. Hours of operation and rates for multi-storey car parks in this area are around £1 per hour between 08:00-18:00 from Monday–Sunday and a flat rate of around £2 for the period from 18:00–08:00.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Poole?

    On average a car hire in Poole costs £41 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Poole?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£31/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£39/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 10 Nuffield Road BH170RB (2 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Poole?

    The average price of fuel in Poole is £5.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £67 and £89, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Poole?

    Compact (Opel Astra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Poole.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Avis and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Avis, National and Dollar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Poole?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Poole?

    A Compact car hire in Poole costs £54 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Poole?

    A Standard car hire in Poole costs £52 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Poole?

    A Full Size car hire in Poole costs £96 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Poole?

    In Poole, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar 520, Wallisdown Road (4 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Poole cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Poole costs £285 per week (£41 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Poole cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Poole costs £1,223 per month (£41 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Poole?

    Most car hire providers in Poole offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Poole, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What road trips can I make from Poole?

    You can easily tour different destinations when opting for a Poole hire car. Some popular destinations you can tour include the Jurassic Coast, located roughly 20 miles from Poole. It will take you about a 35min drive to reach. You can also tour New Forest National Park, roughly 19 miles from Poole; it will take you around 30min to make the journey.

  • Which EV charging stations are available in Poole?

    For electric hire car drivers, there are a few charging stations available within the city, with which you can recharge your vehicle. It makes it possible for electric vehicle users to increase their range of travel as they run errands within and around the city. Among the popular charging station companies in the region are Instavolt and MER.

Poole car hire reviews and directory

keddy by Europcar

8.7

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2 locations in Poole

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10 Nuffield Road

+44 371 384 5976

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

Condor House

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

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510 Ringwood Road

+44 1202 747711

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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Europcar

7.3

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Condor House

+44 371 384 5976

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Unit 2 520 Wallisdown Road

+44 371 384 5976

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FLIZZR

7.4

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4 Old Wareham Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Sunnycars

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510 Ringwood Road

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Unit 2 520 Wallisdown Road

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A Car Rental

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10 Yarrow Road, Poole

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Free2Move

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400 Poole Road

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keddy by Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£41/day

Good deal

£32/day

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Car hire insurance in Poole

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Poole car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Poole.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Poole car hire.