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 3 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 The Anchorage (47 Haven Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Poole

Poole in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 108
1 night at 3-star hotel
Poole in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 108
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 8 miles 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 1h 55m and costs around C$ 68 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about C$ 112 for a 5h 02m trip. Located 0.3 miles from the city centre, Poole is the busiest station in Poole. Another popular train station is Poole Branksome, located 3 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Poole is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 97 miles from Poole. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

National Express operates bus routes to Poole. From Southampton, the bus ride to Poole takes 50 miles and will cost you around C$ 27. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 23 for a journey of 131 miles. The most popular bus station is Poole, located 0.4 miles from downtown Poole. Poole Parkstone - St John's Church is also a commonly used station, and is 2 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Poole, you’ll arrive at Bournemouth (BOH), which is located 8 miles 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 1h 55m and costs around C$ 68 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about C$ 112 for a 5h 02m trip. Located 0.3 miles from the city centre, Poole is the busiest station in Poole. Another popular train station is Poole Branksome, located 3 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Poole is to pick up a car rental from London, which is about 97 miles from Poole. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and keddy by Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

National Express operates bus routes to Poole. From Southampton, the bus ride to Poole takes 50 miles and will cost you around C$ 27. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 23 for a journey of 131 miles. The most popular bus station is Poole, located 0.4 miles from downtown Poole. Poole Parkstone - St John's Church is also a commonly used station, and is 2 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Poole

Airlines serving Poole

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,747 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,188 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (473 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,367 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,209 reviews)
LOT
Good (669 reviews)
Finnair
Good (773 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
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Where to stay in Poole

Average rates range from around C$ 205 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 208 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Poole

Most booked hotels in Poole

Harbour Heights Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 319+
Poole Quay Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 216+
Haven Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 238+
Shah of Persia, Poole by Marston's Inns
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 140+
Holiday Inn Express Poole
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 188+
Sandbanks Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 231+

Renting a car in Poole

Expect to pay C$ 2.54 per litre in Poole (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.38 and C$ 40.50. Economy (Opel Crossland X or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Poole, while also 71% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay C$ 2.54 per litre in Poole (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.38 and C$ 40.50. Economy (Opel Crossland X or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Poole, while also 71% cheaper than other types, on average.