Bournemouth

Cheap Car Hire in Bournemouth from £17

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Bournemouth. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Most popular company

BUDGET

Price of gas per litre

£1.43

Average price per day

£32

Cheapest price per day

£17

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Bournemouth?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Bournemouth and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

January

£27

February

£30

March

£34

April

£42

May

£45

June

£52

July

£51

August

£45

September

£45

October

£37

November

£35

December

£38

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Bournemouth is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Bournemouth

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Bournemouth and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

There are, in total, 20 car hire locations in Bournemouth that are operated by 12 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: £17/day). Explore 4 car types currently offered from Bournemouth hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Mini

Mini

Luxury

Luxury

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

Compare available car types for hire in Bournemouth

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Bournemouth to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Small cars

£26 - £64

All Car Types

£43 - £95

To hire a small car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £43/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£26/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~£64/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a small car saves you 36% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Bournemouth small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £94/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£64/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~£124/day). In fact, March is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a medium car is 29% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Bournemouth medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £123/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£85/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£173/day). In fact, February is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a large car is 46% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £58/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£40/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£92/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a SUV saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Bournemouth SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £156/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£87/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~£193/day). In fact, February is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a van is 58% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £130/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£95/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~£191/day). In fact, November is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a luxury car is 49% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Bournemouth luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a convertible in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £20/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Bournemouth, the United Kingdom (~£33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£39/day). In fact, May is about 57% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Bournemouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bournemouth, hiring a convertible saves you 69% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Opel Corsa£17/day
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Hyundai i10£20/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Ford Ka£20/day
2
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A/C
Ford Ka

Top hire agencies in Bournemouth

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Bournemouth known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Bournemouth. Reviews were last updated on 1 March 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Bournemouth, including Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and keddy by Europcar in Bournemouth. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Europcar

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1
Very Good
1 review1 location

keddy by Europcar

3 locations

Budget

1 location

Avis

1 location

Hertz

1 location

Easirent

1 location

INTERRENT

1 location

Best Bournemouth car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Bournemouth. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Bournemouth with an average daily rate of £36. Data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
The best offers we've found on car hires in the Bournemouth area. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Opel Corsa£17/day
2
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Vauxhall Crossland£18/day
4
2
5
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A/C
Vauxhall Crossland
Skoda Kamiq£20/day
4
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A/C
Skoda Kamiq

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Bournemouth, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 1 March 2024.

What are the requirements to hire a car in Bournemouth?

When you get a car hire in Bournemouth, you will normally need to be 23 years of age, with some luxury car hire or passenger van hire requiring drivers to be at least 25. When you hire cars in Bournemouth, you will need to ensure you have a valid driving licence. You may also need another form of photo identification, too. When you are collecting your car hire in Bournemouth, some agencies may also ask you to show proof of address if you are a UK resident, and you’ll need a credit card or debit card to pay when collecting your Bournemouth car hire, too.

What are the rules for driving in Bournemouth?

For your car hire in Bournemouth, seat belts must be worn at all times in the front and back, whilst children under 12, or smaller than 135 cm, must be in a suitable child restraint. If you are not from the UK and you're driving your cheap car hire in Bournemouth, you should know that speed limits are displayed in miles. On motorways, you can drive your Bournemouth car hire at 70 mph, whilst in cities and towns, you need to be alert for signs which say if you can drive 20 mph or 30 mph. The drink driving rules in the UK state that you can have no more than 0.8 mg/ml of alcohol present in your body. To be sure that you're up to date with the road regulations, contact the local authorities to see if there have been any recent changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Bournemouth?

With your cheap car hire in Bournemouth, you can have great fun exploring the town and the nearby New Forest National Park. When you are choosing your Bournemouth car hire, a compact car, such as a Kia Cee’d, is good if you are planning to stay in the town and want to have easy parking; whereas if you are planning on heading out into the countryside, you might prefer something a bit more robust with better handling, such as a Nissan Qashqai. There are also economy car hire options for you to choose from, should you be looking for a more specific vehicle.

Where are the best places to park in Bournemouth?

There are many places that you can park your Bournemouth car hire in the town. For example, there are car parks in the town centre, such as NCP Car Park, which is open 24/7. This is also only a short walk from popular sites like the Oceanarium. Prices start from around £2.20 per hour or £9 for 24 hours. There is also a range of free parking spots in the town that you can use. Bodorgan Road and Wellington Road are just two examples of places you can park without paying. Other parking that is closer to the town centre tends to be in place, too, and can be booked through the local parking app.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Bournemouth?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £32/day when booking a car hire in Bournemouth. The absolute best deal a user found was for £15/day from Easirent, booked on Jul. 28.

What are petrol prices like in Bournemouth?

The average price of petrol in Bournemouth is £1.43/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £64 and £92 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Hiring a car in Bournemouth for a week can be a great option for travel. Budget, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around £172/week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Bournemouth for the best price?

Booking early can save you upwards of 52% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 45 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Bournemouth.

Can I rent a car for a month in Bournemouth?

Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Bournemouth check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Bournemouth for a month?

The monthly cost of a car hire in Bournemouth is £735 (£25/day) on average.

How much is a car hire in Bournemouth for a weekend?

It costs £64 for a weekend car hire in Bournemouth, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Economy as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Bournemouth in April, prices are £54 per day on average.

Small car hires in Bournemouth

Find small car hire deals in Bournemouth from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Bournemouth cost an average of £27 per day. Price data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
Toyota Aygo£17/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Aygo
Fiat Panda£18/day
2
M
A/C
Fiat Panda
Ford Ka£20/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka

People carrier hires in Bournemouth

Find people carrier hire deals in Bournemouth from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Bournemouth cost an average of £64 per day. Price data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for hiring a car in Bournemouth we've found at this time. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Ford Galaxy£53/day
5
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Ford Galaxy
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer£60/day
5
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Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer£60/day
5
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Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Car hires by fuel type in Bournemouth

Browse car hires by fuel type in Bournemouth. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Bournemouth. Deals were last updated on 1 March 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Bournemouth. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (£56+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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