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Getting to Bournemouth Mini Guide

Bournemouth is one of the most popular seaside towns in the United Kingdom which is why hiring a car in United Kingdom from Bournemouth is popular with tourists.
Ferry services operate from the neighbouring port of Poole (approx. 10km) and also the nearby ports of Southampton and Portsmouth.  Ferries operate to the Channel Islands, St Malo, Cherbourg and mainland Europe. Bournemouth has two railway stations, the main Bournemouth station and Pokesdown to the East. If travelling by car the M3 and M27 are direct routes from London.

Cheapest car hire in Bournemouth


Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.30 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 261.16 EUR from 23/05/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.01 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 273.12 EUR from 23/05/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.95 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 300.69 EUR from 23/05/2022

  3 |
  Manual |

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.87 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 328.15 EUR from 23/05/2022

  4 |
  Manual |

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.59 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 354.15 EUR from 23/05/2022

  4 |
  Manual |

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.14 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 358.00 EUR from 23/05/2022

  4 |
  Manual |

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 68.25 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 477.81 EUR from 23/05/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.36 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 590.56 EUR from 23/05/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |

Ford Focus Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.65 EUR/day
Ford Focus Estate

7 Days rental at 655.57 EUR from 23/05/2022

  4 |
  Manual |

*daily rates in Bournemouth based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • Bournemouth car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Bournemouth including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from EUROPCAR.

Useful to know about Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth Borough Council runs a green scheme to be environmentally friendly.
  • Bournemouth is a known destination for surfing and an artificial reef was built there.
  • The A338 road goes through the centre of Bournemouth.
  • If you want to collect a car after a regional flight then there is also car hire at Bournemouth.
  • The Boscombe Spa Village Development is a main tourist attraction in Bournemouth.


Popular car hire destinations in Bournemouth

Best car rental companies in Bournemouth

based on 11851 reviews
14 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 4614 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
based on 681 reviews
20 min (average wait time)

Bournemouth car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    BUDGET EMEA Corporate
  • € 261.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 37.30
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 4
    Most Popular Type:
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Ford Focus
  • 11
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Bournemouth

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January€ 42
February€ 50
March€ 43
April€ 44
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June€ 40
July€ 61
August€ 51
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October€ 54
November€ 66
December€ 64
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Bournemouth

How much does car hire in Bournemouth cost?

Car hire in Bournemouth costs as little as €37.30 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €37.30 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €116.10 per day from EUROPCAR for a Volkswagen Passat Estate.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Bournemouth?

1 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Bournemouth, including ENTERPRISE, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Bournemouth?

None of the car hire companies in Bournemouth are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Bournemouth?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, BUDGET EMEA Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Bournemouth with a score of 8.1/10

with Enterprise Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.9/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Bournemouth?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Bournemouth is €300.69 per week from EUROPCAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Bournemouth?

The cheapest car hire company in Bournemouth is EUROPCAR, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €261.10 per week.

How much is fuel in Bournemouth?

You can expect to pay €1.958/ltr of petrol and €2.123/ltr of diesel in Bournemouth. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Bournemouth?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Bournemouth with leading car hire companies such as EUROPCAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Bournemouth?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Intermediate, Mini and Standard class rental cars in Bournemouth.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Bournemouth?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Bournemouth, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Bournemouth is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Bournemouth?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Bournemouth at the moment, however EUROPCAR rates start from just €261.10 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €261.10 from EUROPCAR in Bournemouth or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Bournemouth?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Bournemouth is €261.10 per week with an average price of €261.10 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Bournemouth

Most popular car hire companies in Bournemouth

  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 4403713845976)
  • Europcar (tel: 4403713845976)
  • Avis (tel: (44) 03445446040)
  • Budget (tel: 03445443937)
  • Enterprise (tel: 01202-547222)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Bournemouth

  • Keddy by europcar (UNIT 2 520 WALLISDOWN ROAD, Bournemouth, BOURNEMOUTH, BH11 8QE)
  • Europcar (UNIT 2 520 WALLISDOWN ROAD, Bournemouth, BOURNEMOUTH, BH11 8QE)
  • Avis (33-39 Southcote Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 3SH)
  • Budget (33-39 Southcote Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3SH)
  • Enterprise (185-191 CHARMINSTER ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 9QQ, ENG)

Car hire company ratings in Bournemouth

  • BUDGET EMEA: Rated 8.1/10 from 474 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 7.9/10 from 139 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.9/10 from 151 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.8/10 from 762 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 7.3/10 from 132 reviews

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