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Car hire Bournemouth

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Car hire Bournemouth Bournemouth is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental companies in Bournemouth

Below are the car rental companies in Bournemouth with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    9 (1605)
  • Avis

    8.5 (4842)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7436)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3266)
  • Hertz

    8.3 (5661)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8456)
  • Europcar

    8 (6678)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.9 (2779)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3605)

Location information for Bournemouth

Car hire in Bournemouth

Situated on the gorgeous south coast of England, the glorious town of Bournemouth is a popular tourist destination. In a survey made in 2007, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in England. The town benefits from the best of the British summer weather, with tourists flocking here in June and July. Bournemouth is within easy driving distance of other major towns like Southampton and Plymouth, so Bournemouth car hire is the perfect opportunity to witness the best of the British coastline.

Why to visit

Bournemouth's popularity with British holidaymakers and locals alike does not go unwarranted. With its spectacular seaside attractions and wonderful beaches, it appeals to families, couples, and individuals. If you are looking to experience the quintessential seaside town, look no farther than Bournemouth. To the west is the Jurassic Coast, which is aptly a recognised World Heritage site. Bournemouth is a top place to rent a car and marvel at this awe- inspiring coast, or travel in the opposite direction to the New Forest.


Bournemouth is intersected by the Wessex Way, which gives an easy and direct link to other major towns in the UK. Renting a car will allow you to see more than just the central square. The A31 is the main route in, but it is also possible to fly into the town's airport or catch a train from London. The town itself can be covered on foot, but you want car rental in Bournemouth for all the appealing excursions that are possible.

What to see and do

Take a drive out to Paulton's Family Theme park where the adventurous part of you can be entertained on over 60 rides. After you are all adventured out, drive around the New Forest, another must-see in the south of England. On your return to Bournemouth, enjoy high tea and wander around the pier. Compare cheap car hire in Bournemouth today with, for the cheapest deals, and to give yourself that happy British holiday that you deserve.

Practical information

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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
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