Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort, attracting hordes of British on summer days. Not surprisingly since the city has a wonderful climate and a beautiful sandy beach of no less than nine kilometers long.
Bournemouth has almost 170,000 inhabitants.
The city is located on England's south coast, 170 kilometers southwest of the British capital London. Bournemouth's center (The Square) isn't situated right on the sea, but somewhat inland.
Obviously tourism forms an important pillar of local economy, but it's definitely not the only source of income for the city. Exhibitions and conferences are held at the Bournemouth International Centre which also houses a concert hall. In addition some financial service providers have their seat in Bournemouth, including the European headquarters of JP Morgan Chase and large insurance companies like Liverpool Victoria, Lloyds and RIAS.
Bournemouth Airport is situated 5 kilometers northeast of the city. It's easily reachable by rental car. From Bournemouth you take the A338 and next the B3073 (Parley Lane). The way to the airport is clearly signposted.
Bournemouth has excellent public transport in the form of buses. The buses are exploited by two companies: Yellow Buses and Wilts & Dorset. Taxis in Bournemouth are cheap. There are also train connections with other places in England, including London.
Traffic and parking
On hot days it gets extremely busy in and around Bournemouth. On the main access road people then get stuck in traffic for hours. Compared to rates in the rest of England, parking is dirt cheap. The city council prefers for you to park your rental car in one of the 18 parking garages in the city. Their locations are signposted.
Bournemouth is one of the main seaside resorts on the English south coast and so there's no shortage of accommodation, both for budget travelers and those keen on luxury. We do recommend booking your hotel room well in advance if you want to stay in Bournemouth during summer months.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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