Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is less than 9 miles away from the town centre. and is situated close to major UK motorway links such as M6, M5, M42 and the M40 should you want to do any further exploration of Birmingham and the surrounding areas. For this reason, car hire is the perfect option for getting you and your luggage to or from the airport.

There are 6 car hire providers at Birmingham Airport which can all be found in the arrivals hall between Deli Hub and Costa. The dedicated car collection point can be found at the entrance to Car Park 4, but the agents will be able to directly exactly.

Car Hire Info needed for u25s and Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
Car Hire Documents needed for Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
Car Hire Tips if you're hiring a car at Birmingham Airport
Airport Surcharge for Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
One Way Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
Car Hire Providers at Birmingham Airport

Why hire a car?

The main perk to hiring a car is the flexibility it offers that you may not get with public transport. Simply turn on the sat nav and off you go in the air conditioned car of your choice! No need to tackle pesky rail strikes, delays or replacement buses.

Car hire can usually work out cheaper too; if you factor in multiple train, taxi and bus fares over a week period, you’ll notice a saving for sure.

Car Hire Insurance

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Europcar Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

www.europcar.co.uk

Tel: + 44 (0) 371 384 3423

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Sixt-Rent-A-Car- at Birmingham Airport

www.sixt.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 844 499 3399

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Hertz Car Hire  at Birmingham Airport

www.hertz.co.uk

Tel: + 44 (0) 843 309 3005

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AVIS Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

www.avis.co.uk

Tel: + 44 (0) 344 544 6013

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Budget Rent a Car at Birmingham Airport

www.budget.co.uk

Tel: + 44 (0) 344 544 4602

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Enterprise Rent a Car at Birmingham Airport

www.enterprise.com

Tel: + 44 (0) 121 782 9030

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Car Hire Centre

Need a hand starting your car hire journey? Fill in the easy to use quote form to the right to search a range of providers, powered by RentalCars. With a wide range of vehicles available, there’s something for all needs; It couldn’t be easier!

Map of Birmingham Car Hire Locations

The pick up locations for all of the providers can be located by the entrance of Car Park 4 whilst the desks are within the Arrivals hall as detailed above.

Information for Under 25s

Car Hire Info needed for u25s and Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
If the main driver of the hire vehicle is under 25, they will most likely be subject to a Young Driver Surcharge (YDS). This fee differs with each provider and can be country dependant.

You will also find that the minimum age of hire is also provider dependant. Some will allow hire from 21yrs of age whereas some require drivers to be at least 25. We have given specific details per provider in our comparison table below.

Documents Needed

Hopefully, as you’re already at the airport, you’ll have a form of ID with you! As well as this, please ensure you have a valid drivers licence and a credit card on you as you’ll need these to validate your hire. Please note, most providers won’t accept a debit card for payment / pre-authorised charges.

As we no longer provide a paper counterpart in the UK for our licenses, please ensure you have your DVLA Code, which can be obtained from the Gov.UK website. If you forget either of these your rental may be cancelled. Any drivers from outside the UK, with a full driving licence, can drive using this for up to 12 months.

Car Hire Documents needed for Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

Tips

Car Hire Tips if you're hiring a car at Birmingham Airport
  • Get the best rates by booking as much in advance as you can! You can opt to select your hire at the airport, but be prepared to spend more than you would if you booked it online!
  • Check the car over for existing damage before you leave the forecourt. Make sure you and the providers are happy that any existing damage is recorded and signed off. You don’t want to be blamed for damage you didn’t cause when you bring the vehicle back!
  • Get to know the car before you drive off, especially if you’ll be using the opposite side to the car than you’re used to! Also make sure you know if it’s a Diesel or Petrol vehicle, too; that’s a costly mistake to make..!
  • Not familiar with Birmingham? You can opt to add a Sat Nav to your hire for an additional fee.
  • Be sensible! Always adhere to speed restrictions, bus lanes and be mindful of no parking zones; you’ll be liable for any fines incurred during your rental.

Airport Surcharge

Car hire providers who are based on an airport will incur a charge for the privillage so they will usually dilute this cost by adding a small charge to your hire, named the Airport Surcharge. Don’t worry, when you go through the booking process, they will break down the charge for you so you can see it on your bill.

Airport Surcharge for Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

One Way Hire

One Way Car Hire at Birmingham Airport
Some hire branches will offer One Way Hire options, meaning you can collect a car from one location and drop it at another. Check whether your provider offers this service as it can prove a great way to transport extra luggage or simply if you only need it for a one way trip.

Birmingham Airport Car Hire Providers

Child seats, sat navs & disabled hand controls are all optional extras that you can opt to add to your vehicle during the booking process with all of the providers below. For your convenience, they all also have an app so you can keep up to date with your hire at all times.
Car Hire Providers at Birmingham Airport

Let’s compare the providers

Europcar Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

6am-1am
7 days a week

On Airport

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The staff were excellent on picking up the car after a mix up with booking & issue was resolved quickly. Excellent!” Google review from Mark

 

Minimum Age

22; Drivers under 25 will be subject to YDS which starts at £35 per day

Additional Driver

Depending on the vehicle type, you can add an additional driver from £13 per rental day.

Disabled Drivers

Please contact the team on 0870 384 1087 to arrange the addition of Lynx Hand Controls to your vehicle

Sixt-Rent-A-Car- at Birmingham Airport

Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun:9am-1pm

On Airport

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Never any issues. I frequently used Sixt nationwide & they have the best rental cars around in my opinion” Google review from C Duckworth

 

Minimum Age

21; under 25s will be subject to the daily YDS of £36

Additional Driver

£12 per day per additional driver

Disabled Drivers

Please call 0844 499 33 99 to arrange the fitting of Hand Controls. 48hrs notice should be given.

Hertz Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

6:30am-11pm, 7 days a week

On Airport

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Brilliant customer service, quick great advise. Car was just what I ordered. Totally recommend.” Google review from Shirley

 

Minimum Age

You must be at least 23yrs old to hire with Hertz but anyone under 25 will be subject to the YDS of £33.60 per day.

Additional Driver

Ann additional driver can be added for £13 a day.

Disabled Drivers

Hertz are proud to offer Adapted Vehicle Hire to customers so call the team on 01895 439111 and quote “Hertz15”. Prices for this type of hire start at £45. In addition to this, they can also fit left or right handed controls to current hire vehicles but require 48hrs notice to do so. Please call 0870 840 0084 to arrange

AVIS Car Hire at Birmingham Airport

Sun-Fri: 6:30am-12am
Sat: 6:30am-11pm

On Airport

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I use alot of rental companies all over the country and this location/company at birmingham airport are by far the best!” Google review by studland100

 

Minimum Age

23; Drivers aged under 25 will be be subject to a £37.70 per day YDS

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver from £12.99 per rental day, depending on vehicle type

Disabled Drivers

Book an adapted vehicle by calling 0808 284 0014, giving at least 48hrs notice

Budget Rent a Car at Birmingham Airport

Sun-Fri: 6:30am-12am
Sat: 6:30am-11pm

On Airport

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Customer service was great, both at collection and delivery. The guy was very helpful and u received a car quite quickly.” Google review by N McKenzie

 

Minimum Age

23; a YDS of £32.50 is applicable to drivers under 25

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver from £8.99 per day, depending on vehicle type

Disabled Drivers

Call the team on 0808 284 4444 to arrange the addition of hand controls

Enterprise Rent a Car at Birmingham Airport

6am-12am,
7 days a week

On Airport

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A great / efficient drop off service. The welcome team were helpful, courteous and friendly and even located a trolley for me to push my bags to the terminal! Cheers chaps!” Google review from Stuart

 

Minimum Age

25; drivers under the age of 25 are not able to hire a car with Enterprise.

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver for £10 per day

Disabled Drivers

Hand controls can be fitted to the car. Simply call 0808 284 4444 to arrange.

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