Poole car hire

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Poole car hire information

Pick-up locationPoole
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Hire locations9
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Poole

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Poole

  • 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.
  • Book your car hire in Poole at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Poole are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car 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 is the price of fuel in Poole?

    The average price of fuel in Poole is €6.23 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €75 and €100, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Poole?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Poole.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Bournemouth airport (BOH)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Bournemouth airport is Easirent.

  • 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 an Economy car hire cost in Poole?

    An Economy car hire in Poole costs €50 per day, on average.

Poole car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

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510 Ringwood Road

+44 1202 747711

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

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10 Nuffield Road

+44 371 384 5976

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Condor House

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Europcar

6.9

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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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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

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Unit 2 520 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth

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FLIZZR

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4 Old Wareham Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Sunnycars

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10 Nuffield Road

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510 Ringwood 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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Most popular car type

Economy

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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 always be 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 no-deductible option to your Poole car hire.