A car hire at Bournemouth Airport (BOH) is a great option when visiting the region it services. It's located near popular touring routes that follow the coastline of the south of Britain. It has many small towns and villages that are best reached by car. While there are lots of local transport links, it can be complicated to really experience the area if you aren’t driving, so choosing a car hire at Bournemouth Airport is a popular decision among visitors here.
Exiting the airport by car and starting your journey is very straightforward. You will have easy access to the A31, which links you to the M27 and the M3 motorways taking you to the east. If you are heading west you will find it very easy to reach the A35 from the airport. Just follow the signs as you exit. Bournemouth itself and the coastline is 7 miles from the airport along the Wessex Way.
Returning your car to Bournemouth Airport car hire area is a simple process. As you approach the airport you will see signs for the car rental area. Follow these and park your car in a bay there, remove your possessions and return the keys to the car hire desk in the building there. The car will be checked and you will be free to depart. If you are arriving out of hours, there will be a drop-box to leave your keys and the car will be checked the next working day.
If you prefer to deal with staff directly and face-to-face then try and pick up and return your car to the Bournemouth Airport car hire company you chose on any day other than Sunday - the car hire office is closed that day. It also only works on Saturday mornings until 11:00 in the morning.
Book your car hire at Bournemouth Airport at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car at Bournemouth Airport
Bournemouth Airport (BOH) is a small two-terminal airport and is served by mostly budget airlines such as Ryanair and TUI. The car hire area is a short walk from the Arrivals Terminal and just beside the Long-Term Car Park in an outdoor area. It has its own building and desks for each of the companies operating there.
The main car hire firm here is Hertz. It’s office is easy to find in the official car hire building beside the car parks and is open during office hours Monday to Friday. On Saturdays it is open from 9:00-11:00 and it is closed on Sundays. You can reach the car hire building on foot; it’s only a 3-minute walk from the Arrivals Terminal.
Bournemouth Airport car hire building has a waiting area, tea and coffee facilities and rest rooms. Staff are available during normal office hours to help with any problems and help you choose your car type and deal with any other issues.
You will need a valid driver’s licence and a credit card to pay for your car in advance. You may be asked to supply a secondary ID, such as your passport, so make sure you have that with you also. It’s helpful if you have your return flight tickets for reference. The minimum age to hire a car in the UK is 23 years old and you must have held your licence for at least one year. There is also a surcharge for drivers under the age of 25. There is no maximum age imposed on drivers in the UK to hire a car but individual car hire companies may have their own rules.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bournemouth Airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, and keddy by Europcar.