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Once you’ve had your fill of Bournemouth’s parks, pier and promenade, head further afield to see Dorset’s soaring cliffs, golden sands and chocolate-box villages. At the wheel of a hire car, you’re also just minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage listed Jurassic Coast with its fantastic fossil-hunting sites.
If you’re flying into Bournemouth, you can pick up a cheap rental car from the airport. Bournemouth Airport (BOH) is just 9.6km (6 miles) or 15 minutes’ drive north-east of the town centre.
The two major car hire firms at the airport, Europcar and Hertz, both have booking offices on McIntyre Road opposite the long-stay car park. Opening hours vary, so check with the individual company prior to booking your flight.
Car rental companies that have desks at Bournemouth Airport are:
It’s a straightforward drive from the airport into Bournemouth, including the seafront avenues where many hotels are located. From the airport, head south-east on the B3703 until you reach the A38, then take the dual carriageway south-west into the centre of town.
Alternatively, you can pick up a hire car in Bournemouth town centre – booking offices can be found in several areas, including Lower Gardens, Newtown and next to the railway station.
A fair fuel policy (also known as full-to-full or same-to-same) means you’ll only pay for the fuel you use. All car rental deals compared on TravelSupermarket come with a fair fuel policy, so you can book your hire car safe in the knowledge there will be no nasty surprises at drop-off. More information on TravelSupermarket’s commitment to fair fuel policies can be found here.
All rental deals compared on TravelSupermarket include mandatory fees (for example, one-way and young driver surcharges) in your rental quote at the time of booking, meaning you’ll know the full price of your car hire upfront.
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