Birmingham car hire

Birmingham car hire

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Birmingham, ENG, United Kingdom
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Birmingham, ENG, United Kingdom
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Birmingham car hire information

Pick-up locationBirmingham
Hire locations70
Airport locations23

Birmingham car hire reviews and directory

From $36/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Birmingham
Avis
Locations in Birmingham
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From $44/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
9.9 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Birmingham
Sixt
Locations in Birmingham
  • 10
  • 9.6
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2016
The service that you provided was excellent and I will always look on your site first to hire a carAs I had to return the car early and put the keys in the outside safe there were no staff to check over the car with me.
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From $71/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
9.4 Excellent (4 reviews)
9 locations in Birmingham
Enterprise
Locations in Birmingham
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9
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From $28/dayRated no. 4
Budget
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Birmingham
Budget
Locations in Birmingham
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 7.3
  • 10
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9.2 Excellent2 Oct. 2017
Good price, long linesI got a brand new car, it only had 65 miles, I was the 2nd person to hire it.Check in process was slow, there was a queue of about 8 people in front of me and 2 people behind me (Probably because the prices were so low)
9.2 Excellent31 Jul. 2017
had my selected car (minivan) ready to go - included gps which was not ordered. car in good condition, comfortable and roomysomewhat inconvenient pickup - have to walk with cases quite a long way
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From $21/dayRated no. 5
Alamo
9 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Birmingham
Alamo
Locations in Birmingham
  • 10
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Aug. 2021
Very friendly, no very high extra fees for insurance etc. The were open even after closing time. My plane arrived after office hours and still they were available.
8.4 Excellent20 Jan. 2018
Price Efficiency and speed of team at pick-upLocation of rental car lot at BHX airport is terrible (not Alamo's fault of course) Drop-off at 6:30am not enough staff working at the pickup/dropoff location. Had to leave the car without it being inspected as all (2) staff (Enterprise) were working with pickup customers.
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From $23/dayRated no. 6
Europcar
8 Excellent (1 review)
6 locations in Birmingham
Europcar
Locations in Birmingham
  • 6
  • 6
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2016
EasyEasy drop off and close to terminal.
From $29/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
7.5 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Birmingham
Hertz
Locations in Birmingham
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun. 2018
Sold me insurance I didn't need
10.0 Excellent17 Jul. 2017
Quick efficient service at desk. Simple pick up at parkingNothing
10.0 Excellent7 Jan. 2017
Every Thing Was Ok Thanks
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From $19/dayRated no. 8
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
3.8 Mediocre (3 reviews)
3 locations in Birmingham
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Birmingham
  • 5.3
  • 6
  • 2.6
  • 2.6
  • 2.6
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4.4 Okay14 Dec. 2018
Car rentalThe ease of the booking by KayakThe rental companies hidden policies of having to supply 2 x household bills. Large excess of £1250.00!
4.0 Okay3 Feb. 2017
Huge crack in windscreen in drivers viewCheap and efficientI needed to extend the car and it was £21 cheaper to do this via a broker which meant I had to make the trip to green motion to effectively hand over another £400 deposit to keep the same car. Why this couldn't be done over the phone, I do not know.
keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Birmingham
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Birmingham
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Sunnycars
7 locations in Birmingham
Sunnycars
Locations in Birmingham
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Thrifty
4 locations in Birmingham
Thrifty
Locations in Birmingham
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From $19/day
Easirent
Cheapest deal
3 locations in Birmingham
Easirent
Locations in Birmingham
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A Car Rental
2 locations in Birmingham
A Car Rental
Locations in Birmingham
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Firefly
2 locations in Birmingham
Firefly
Locations in Birmingham
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National
2 locations in Birmingham
National
Locations in Birmingham
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YourRent
2 locations in Birmingham
YourRent
Locations in Birmingham
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City Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Birmingham
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Birmingham
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FLIZZR
1 location in Birmingham
FLIZZR
Locations in Birmingham
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Free2Move
1 location in Birmingham
Free2Move
Locations in Birmingham
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Birmingham
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Birmingham
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INTERRENT
1 location in Birmingham
INTERRENT
Locations in Birmingham
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Move Mee
1 location in Birmingham
Move Mee
Locations in Birmingham
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Practical Car & Van Rental
1 location in Birmingham
Practical Car & Van Rental
Locations in Birmingham
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Rhodium
1 location in Birmingham
Rhodium
Locations in Birmingham
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Virtuo
1 location in Birmingham
Virtuo
Locations in Birmingham
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29 travellers who hired a car in Birmingham gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Birmingham

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$34/day

Good deal

$26/day

When to book a car hire in Birmingham

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Birmingham

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Birmingham car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Birmingham.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Birmingham car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Birmingham

  • Explore the beautiful city of Birmingham and the surrounding English countryside conveniently with your own four wheels during a visit. One of the major attractions not to be missed is the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, which seduces visitors with what many would call the best chocolate in the UK. It is located about a 30-minute drive from the city, so you can easily reach it with your own hire car.
  • Birmingham Airport is located a 30-minute drive from the city center, so opting for a car immediately upon your arrival is the quickest way to get your journey started. The car hire center is located in the arrivals hall next to Costa Coffee and includes agencies like Avis, Sixt, and Europcar, among others. The quickest way into Birmingham center is via the M6.
  • In all of Britain, drivers drive on the left side of the road, which may be confusing at first for travelers coming from countries where traffic stays on the right. One way to make it easier is to rent an automatic car, so the stick shift does not have to be controlled by the left hand. Also, following other cars can be helpful in the beginning. When entering a roundabout, remember to go counterclockwise.
  • During peak hours, which are usually between 8-10 am and 4-7 pm, rush hour can mean innumerable commuters clogging up the city, and waiting times for up to one hour. It is advised to drive to destinations outside this timeframe if possible. Also note that some words differ in the UK from the US. It may be helpful to know that M always abbreviates a motorway (freeway or interstate) and “Yield” is called “Give way” in England.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Birmingham for $26 or less
  • Book your car hire in Birmingham at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Birmingham are around -10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Birmingham

  • Some car hire companies in Birmingham which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Birmingham costs $34 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Birmingham is $9.75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $117 and $156, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Birmingham.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Manchester airport include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Hertz, Easirent, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Hertz, Easirent, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Birmingham costs $34 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Birmingham costs $37 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Birmingham costs $27 per day, on average.

  • In Birmingham, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Birmingham International Airport Station Concourse (11 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Birmingham costs $241 per week ($34 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Birmingham costs $1,035 per month ($34 per day).

  • As with most bigger cities, it can be challenging to find a parking spot or zoom in and out of the city with a bulky car. Therefore, a compact economy car is a good choice when visiting Birmingham. A smaller car needs less gas, is easier to navigate, and is also less of a challenge for drivers who are not used to driving on the left side.

  • Unlike many European countries, England’s speed limits are given in miles per hour. Within the city areas, mostly 20 mph is permitted, while in other built-up areas it is 30 mph. The limit is 60 mph for streets with one lane in each direction and 70 mph on streets with two lanes in each direction and freeways (motorways).

  • Petrol prices in the UK are known to be higher than in many other European countries. The average price for petrol in Birmingham lies around £1.25 per liter (which is about $6.40 per gallon). The cheapest petrol stations are often at Tesco or Sainsbury’s supermarkets. Almost every petrol station in Britain takes credit cards and most of them are also open 24/7, apart from ones in the city center where they might close at 10 or 11 pm.

  • On-street parking in Birmingham is usually metered, but free on Sundays. There are also parking lots like the Great Charles Street lot or Markets Multi-Storey Car Park, which are reasonably priced between £4 and £10 (approximately $5.00 to $13.00). The most convenient way for parking your car overnight or for a couple of days is by opting for a hotel with a parking space included.