Car hire at Bournemouth Airport

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At Bournemouth Airport rental vehicles are collected from and returned to the car rental compound next to the parking area at the front of the airport terminal.

Note there is no passenger pick-up/drop-off area at Bournemouth Airport - you have to go to the short stay car park (and pay!)

Fuel Policy

Please check the fuel policy before making a booking.

CDW Insurance

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Rental Car Collection

Bournemouth Airport car rental compound

The car rental collection and return area at Bournemouth Airport is located in a compound which is a 2 minute walk from the arrivals building next to the visitors car park.

How to Get There

There is a regular bus service (A1), which is operated by Yellow Bus. This service is hardly an express service taking around 50 minutes to travel a mere 7 miles although the cost is very reasonable. The bus is often overcrowded at the airport and picks up more people along its meandering route. A taxi from the rail station in the town centre to the airport should cost around £ 20.

There is no train station at Bournemouth Airport.

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Bournemouth Airport Information

Bournemouth Airport departures building

Bournemouth Airport is the only passenger airport in Dorset, and provides easy access to the seaside towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. The airport has good transport links to the A31 which connects with the M27 to Southampton Portsmouth and London via the M3.

The airport at Bournemouth has seen major rebuilding over the last 5 years with the increased flight numbers at the airport courtesy of low cost flight operator Ryanair. However, during the winter months (November to February) the airport is very quiet as Ryanair do not operate a winter schedule at Bournemouth.

Work was completed on a new arrivals building at Bournemouth Airport in 2011, replacing the portacabin which had served as an arrivals hall for a number of years.

Parking at Bournemouth Airport

Parking at Bournemouth Airport is very expensive if you do not book in advance. Recent renovations at the airport have seen a big rise in parking prices. Long term parking which is not pre-booked is currently charged at £25 for the first day, and £20 for each additional day.

Short term parking is around £2.50 for the first 15 minutes.

Where is Bournemouth Airport?

Bournemouth Airport is located in Hurn which is around 6 miles to the north east of the centre of Bournemouth.