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Bourne Guide


Bourne is a medium sized town in Massachusetts. It is located in Barnstable County and the population of the city is around 18,000 people. Bourne is an old town, first settled in 1640. It was once part of the town of Sandwich, becoming it's own town in 1884. It was named after Jonathan Bourne. Bourne was a man who helped to settle the town, serving in the Massachusetts General Court.

The town is located in the northeast corner of Buzzard's Bay. It is also the site of the nation's oldest store, the Aptucxet Trading Post. A canal was built out of the two rivers that divided the state and is known as the Cape Cod Canal. The canal was formed to save time and because of the canal, the town of Bourne is considered the first town on the Cape. All three bridges on the canal are located in Bourne.

Bourne is the site of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The college is located on the southern mouth of the canal on the western shore. It is also the location of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School. Being one of the oldest towns in the nation, Bourne has many historical sites to visit.

Being in Bourne, you will notice that there are no interstate highways on Cape Cos. There are highways that run through Bourne such as Route 3, Route 25, and Rout 28. There is a railroad, and one of the three bridges over the canal is a railroad bridge. There are no public airports in the town, but there are local airports in Plymouth and Barnstable. Logan International Airport is nearby in Boston. There are also ferry services to the islands in Falmouth.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk 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?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

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?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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).