Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is less than 9 miles away from Birmingham town centre. The airport is also located located close to major UK motorway links such as M6, M5, M42 and the M40. Therefore car hire, both self drive and chauffeur driven, is the perfect option for getting you and your luggage to or from the airport.

There are 7 car hire providers with a desk at Birmingham Airport. You can collect and drop off your car hire at the facilities near the terminal building.

You can organise your car hire and make a booking upon arrival at the airport but you may be restricted as to what car you can hire and at busy times providers may not have a car for you; it is easier if you book your car in advance.



Direct Bookings

ProviderPhoneWebsite
avis birmingham logo + 44 (0) 844 544 6013 www.avis.co.ukFrom £14 A Day
europcar birmingham logo + 44 (0)371 3843423 www.europcar.co.ukbirmingham airport car hire
sixt birmingham car hire +44 (0) 844 499 3399 www.sixt.co.ukExclusive Airport Offer
hertz birmingham logo + 44 (0) 843 309 3099 www.hertz.co.uk
budget birmingham logo + 44 (0) 844 544 4602www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentals
enterprise birmingham logo + 44 (0) 843 309 3005 www.enterprise.com

*UK Rentals only.



Car Hire Centre

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To find the cheapest car hire provider then you should visit a comparison site. Comparisons sites can save you time and money as they compare all of the car hire providers in one go, so you don’t have to.

If you are looking for a comprehensive comparison site you should visit the Car Hire Centre. The site compares prices for all of the car hire providers at Birmingham Airport and has saved their customers an average of £30.

Click on the button on the right to get an online quote from the Car Hire Centre or call +44 (0)844 816 0099*.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

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Map of Birmingham Car Hire Locations

Car Information and Tips

Information for Under 25s

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Drivers under the age of 25 may be allowed to hire a car, however, you should be aware that car hire providers can charge young drivers an additional fee to hire with them. This fee is called a Young Driver’s Surcharge which is applied to each of your rental days.

Documents Needed

You must present your driving licence upon arrival at the rental station in order to hire a car. You will need to provide the card licence and the paper counterpart as this will indicate any driving offences you may have which would prevent you hiring a car.

Your car hire provider may also request you provide proof of identification. Your passport would be satisfactory.

Insurance

You should be aware your car insurance does not cover you for car hire insurance. Your car hire policy will provide Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver to cover you if the car is stolen or damaged, however, this is not insurance. Car hire providers are entitled to charge a large excess which can be up to £2,000 if your car is stolen or damaged, which you can avoid if you buy a car hire excess insurance policy. You can either buy this from your car hire provider but it may be cheaper if you purchase car hire excess insurance from a specialist car hire insurance company. Buying insurance will let you relax during your rental period, safe in the knowledge you are financially covered should anything happen to your hired vehicle under your care.

Tips

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Car hire providers will try and get as much money from you as possible. Therefore you should be aware of their additional charges they can add to your hire.

  1. Car hire providers will try and charge you for any damage on the vehicle, so it is incredibly important that you check the vehicle for its condition before driving away. If there is any sign of damage make sure you report it, or the company can assume the damage was yours and charge you.
  2. Another way car hire providers make money is by charging you for fuel. If you return the vehicle with no fuel or a low level of fuel, car hire providers will charge you a price for them to fill up the car with fuel, at great expense! It is best to return the car with the same level of fuel as you collected it.
  3. You must always return your vehicle on time. Returning it late will often cause you to have to pay an additional day’s car hire. Sometimes providers provide a 59 minute grace period, however, you must check this with your car hire provider and not assume they allow this.

More car hire advice.

Airport Surcharge

You may notice on your car hire policy that a charge has been added under the term “Airport Surcharge”. This additional airport fee is added to bookings made for the airport because car hire providers are charged by the airport to use their facilities. This means they pass on this charge to their customers under “Airport Surcharge”. To find out how much this is you should contact your car hire provider.


Birmingham Airport Car Hire Providers

Each car hire provider at Birmingham Airport provides different services, options and additional extras. Below you will find more detailed information on each of the car hire providers at Birmingham Airport.

Provider Extras

This table shows the additional extras car hire providers at Birmingham Airport offer their customers. If you require disabled driver hand controls please contact your car hire provider at least 48 hours before your hire is due to start to ensure they have enough time to fit the facilities.



Child Seats
Satellite Navigation
Hire via Phone App.
Disabled Driver Hand Controls


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Europcar have a rental desk in the airport, follow the signs for "car hire". Booking with Europcar means you can feel confident you are receiving a top quality car rental with positive service.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet

What to do out of hours

The Europcar hire station is open from 06:00 to midnight, with some limited extended hours. You can return your car outside of these times but check with the location whether they have a return drop off box.

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 22 to hire a car with Europcar at Birmingham Airport and drivers aged 22-25 will be charged a Young Driver’s Surcharge which is usually about £32.50 per rental day.

Price of additional driver

The price of an additional driver with Europcar at Birmingham Airport is about £10 per rental day.

Services for disabled drivers

You can request additional features can be added to your rental at no additional charge. Notice is required 48 hours in advance, and to enquire about this service please call on 0871 384 3113.

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20% off at Birmingham
Sixt birmingham

Sixt Rent a Car services are available at Birmingham Airport's arrivals terminal. Choose between small economy cars to luxury vehicles, from a wide range of prices.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Cars
  • Large Cars
  • Family Cars
  • Luxury Cars
  • 4x4s
  • Eco-friendly cars
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire

What to do out of hours

The Sixt car hire station at Birmingham airport is open 7 days a week from 07:00 – 24:00. Outside of these hours it is possible to book online, via their smart phone app or simply give them a call: +44 (0) 8444 993 399.

Minimum age of hire

The minimum age of hire with Sixt is 21 years old but for those under 25 a young person’s surcharge of £36 may be added per rental day. For some vehicle groups this minimum age may be higher.

What's the cost of an additional driver?

Sixt Rent A Car charges £8.99 per day for any additional driver.

Mobile Reservation

You can book your car hire with Sixt from your phone if you have an iphone, Blackberry, Android or mobile device.

Exclusive discounts

20% discount is exclusive to the Birmingham Airport Guide. 20% discount is only available for hire pickups from Birmingham Airport. For more information read the T&C on the Sixt website.

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hertz birmingham

Hertz at Birmingham Airport aim to provide you with the best possible car hire experience plus value for money.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

What to do out of hours

Hertz is open 7 days a week from 6.30am until midnight. You can drop off your car hire outside these times at Birmingham Airport, contact the location for details.

Minimum age of hire

You can hire a car from Hertz over the age of 23 but a Young Driver’s Surcharge will be added to your booking which is usually £30 per rental day. If you are a student Hertz offer student discounts but the Young Driver’s Surcharge still applies.

Price to add an additional driver

The price to add an additional driver with Hertz starts at £12 per rental day.

Services for physically challenged drivers

Hertz can add features to their vehicles to assist physically challenged drivers. To book please call 0870 840 0084 at least 24 hours before the booking is due to begin.

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avis birmingham

Avis at Birmingham Airport strive to provide their customers with the best possible service. With a range of locations and cars to choose from you are bound to find the right car hire for you.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service (Avis Prestige)

Opening Hours

At Birmingham Airport Avis is open Sunday to Friday from 06:30 until midnight. On Saturday the branch is open from 06:30 until 23:00.

Minimum age of hire

You must be aged over 23 to hire a car with Avis at Birmingham Airport. To hire a car with Avis when you are between the ages of 23-25 will mean you have to pay an additional £37.70 per rental day as a Young Driver’s Surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

The price of an additional driver with Avis is £12.76 per rental day.

Disabled Driver Options

You can have additional features added to your vehicle if you are a disabled driver but you will need to request them at least 48 hours before your booking.

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budget birmingham

Budget at Birmingham Airport provide the latest car hire models available to hire at the lowest cost.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

What to do out of hours

Budget is open from 6.30am until midnight apart from Saturdays where it is open until 23:00. You can return your vehicle outside these time but not collect your car hire outside opening hours.

Minimum and maximum age of hire

You must be 23 years old or over to hire a vehicle with Budget. A Young Driver’s Surcharge will be added to your booking if your aged between 23-25. This charge should be around £32.50 per rental day.

Price to add an additional driver to the booking

If you would like to add an additional driver to your Budget booking you will be charged £11 per rental day.

Disabled Driver Options

You can request additional features are added to your hire vehicle such as hand controls by calling +44 (0) 844 544 4602. Make sure you contact them at least 48 hours before your rental is due to start to give Budget enough time to fit the features.

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enterprise birmingham

Enterprise pride themselves on offering outstanding customer service combined with great value vehicle hire.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • People Carrier
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

What to do out of hours

Enterprise is open from Monday to Sunday from 6am until midnight. You cannot collect your vehicle outside these times but you can drop it off out of hours.

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 25 to hire a vehicle with Enterprise at Birmingham Airport. Other rental age requirements are in place depending on the vehicle group you would like to hire.

Disabled Driver Options

Enterprise will provide additional driver controls to facilitate with your driving experience. To book these features please call them at least 48 hours before your booking is due to start.

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national car hire birmingham

National Car pride themselves as being the “best in localised, personal service” and their service at Birmingham Airport is no exception.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

More information on the NATIONAL branch at Birmingham Airport.

What to do out of hours

National Car at Birmingham Airport is open from 6.30am until 03:00am Sunday - Thursday and 06:00 to 23:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Minimum age of hire

You must be aged over 25 to hire a car with National Car.

Price to add and additional driver

The price for adding an additional driver to your booking starts at £10 per rental day.

Drivers with disabilities

You can request additional features are added to your car to assist with your driving by contacting National Car 48 hours before you rental is due to start. To book please call (888) 273-5262 or email mobility@nationalcar.com.

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