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.
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.
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 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.