Poole travel guide

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You're Going to Love Poole

With a population of 150.092, Poole is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 13 days in order to fully appreciate everything Poole has to offer.

Where to Eat in Poole

If you’re looking for affordable options, Harbour Heights (73 Haven Rd) and Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria (Poole Quay) are great picks.

When to visit Poole

Poole in November
Estimated hotel price
$131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Poole in November
Estimated hotel price
$131
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Poole

Plane

When flying to Poole, you’ll arrive at Bournemouth (BOH), which is located 12 km from the city centre.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Poole, followed by South Western Railway. The train journey from Poole to London takes 2h 41m and costs around $52 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about $365 for a 9h 09m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Poole is the busiest station in Poole. Another popular train station is Poole Branksome, located 5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Poole is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 156 km from Poole. You’ll find branches of Hertz and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Poole, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Poole takes 169 km and will cost you around $91. From Norwich, the ticket costs about $108 for a journey of 628 km. The most popular bus station is Poole, located 0.6 km from the city centre of Poole. Poole Parkstone - St John's Church is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Poole, you’ll arrive at Bournemouth (BOH), which is located 12 km from the city centre.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Poole, followed by South Western Railway. The train journey from Poole to London takes 2h 41m and costs around $52 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about $365 for a 9h 09m trip. Located 0.5 km from the city centre, Poole is the busiest station in Poole. Another popular train station is Poole Branksome, located 5 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Poole is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 156 km from Poole. You’ll find branches of Hertz and GREEN MOTION , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Poole, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From London, the bus ride to Poole takes 169 km and will cost you around $91. From Norwich, the ticket costs about $108 for a journey of 628 km. The most popular bus station is Poole, located 0.6 km from the city centre of Poole. Poole Parkstone - St John's Church is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Poole

Airlines serving Poole

Lufthansa
Good (4,026 reviews)
KLM
Good (759 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,473 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,802 reviews)
SWISS
Good (870 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,147 reviews)
Air France
Good (895 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,643 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,399 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,988 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,470 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (444 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,674 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (782 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (213 reviews)
Finnair
Good (941 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (736 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,055 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,658 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (776 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Poole

Most booked hotels in Poole

Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
$66+
Trouville Hotel
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
$65+
Laguna Hotel
Good (6.2, Good reviews)
$82+
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)
$70+
Carrington House Hotel
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)
$66+
Russell Court Hotel
Okay (4, Okay reviews)
$58+

Hiring a car in Poole

Expect to pay $3.05 per litre in Poole (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.49 and $48.65. The most frequently booked car type in Poole is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Hyundai Ioniq or similar) is, on average, 76% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.05 per litre in Poole (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.49 and $48.65. The most frequently booked car type in Poole is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Hyundai Ioniq or similar) is, on average, 76% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.