About Bournemouth International Airport (BOH)
Address: Car Rental Building Bournemouth Airport, Bournemouth, Bh23 6se
Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) was at one time Britain's only international airport until the opening of Heathrow. Previously under Royal Air Force control, it is now a civilian airport located in southern England. Located 6.5 km (4.0 miles) to the north of Bournemouth, this airport has flights that go back and forth between areas of Europe and North Africa, among other locales, making it a popular site for airport car rentals. Airlines that service the airport include RyanAir, a budget-friendly airline.
The city of Bournemouth is popular for its beaches. There are seven miles of sandy beaches in this stretch of England, located near Dorset. Enjoy activities on the open water, such as stand-up paddleboarding, or head instead to one of the local amusements, from the oceanarium to one of the local golf courses.
Bournemouth International Airport car rentals allow you to easily travel anywhere in England, rather than just the areas that public transportation can take you to. After you've picked up your car hire, you're ready to be off on your adventure. Travel down the A338, getting you to Bournemouth's city centre in under 15 minutes, unless you hit heavy traffic.
Once in town, relax at your hotel or take a look at what the town has to offer. As this is a seaside town, much of the recreation has to do with the water. Travel to Old Harry Rocks or head down to Poole Harbour to go sailing or birdwatching. Bournemouth is also known for as a retail center, so you can enjoy a variety of shopping when you travel around town.
Choosing your car
With your Bournemouth International Airport car rental, you are able to explore more of southern England. Pick a rent a car from the Bournemouth International Airport car rental companies, which include companies such as EuropCar. You can pick from a range of sizes, including economy sized vehicles up to SUVs.
You'll be able to compare prices on the vehicles using our handy search. We offer the ability to easily compare car sizes and companies, offering you a better deal in less time than if you shopped around on your own. We also ask other users about their experiences, so you know what to expect from each company.
Tips and advice
In Bournemouth and throughout the rest of the United Kingdom, you will need to drive on the left side of the road, unlike the rest of Europe, where driving on the right side of the road is expected.
If you aren't familiar with driving a car with a manual transmission, you should request a vehicle with an automatic transmission. Otherwise, you may get a standard car.
Use caution when driving outside of the cities. Many of the country roads are only big enough for one car, which can make passing difficult.
You should follow posted speed limits, which are often illustrated by a number surrounded by a circle. Speed cameras are set up in many areas that can cause you to get a ticket if you're speeding.
Roundabouts are common at many intersections in England, and you'll want to be careful as some may be double roundabouts.
It may be confusing, but U-turns are allowed on almost any street that they can be safely performed in the United Kingdom. If they are not allowed, signage will be posted that you should not ignore.