Car Rental at Birmingham Airport

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Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Birmingham Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$21.38 / per day
Birmingham Airport
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$26.27 / per day
Birmingham Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia XCeed or similar
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$35.90 / per day
Birmingham Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$41.86 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Birmingham Airport
Standard SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$68.87 / per day
Birmingham Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$70.94 / per day
Birmingham Airport
Premium
Mercedes C Class or similar
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$87.09 / per day
Birmingham Airport
Full-size SUV
Volvo XC60 or similar
Volvo XC60
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$125.39 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 00:46 on 2024-04-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$60 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.90 per liter or $7.21 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.76 per liter or $6.65 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.21 per liter or $8.38 / 1 gallon
Birmingham Airport

Airport Car Rental

The second-largest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham is better known for its industrial power than any touristic charm. But give this metropolis a chance, and you’ll discover a vibrant, multicultural place that also has no shortage of historical sophistication. These are three of Birmingham’s most notable attractions:

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. One of the most notable museums in the West Midlands, the BM&AG is definitely also one of the largest — it is said to have about 800,000 objects and artifacts on display. There’s an impressive permanent art collection, especially that of the distinct Pre-Raphaelite movement, as well as exhibitions on topics like natural history, ethnography, and the region’s industrial heritage. Visit the museum’s official website to learn more.
  • Sarehole Mill. Situated along the small, but scenic River Cole, Sarehole is a historical mill and area that’s about a 15-minute drive south of Birmingham’s city center. Sarehole’s main claim to fame is that it is said to have inspired The Shire of the Lord of the Rings as its author J.R.R. Tolkien spent a lot of his childhood in the area. Much of the area’s rustic architecture survives to this day, and there are other attractions like the local museum and the nearby Moseley Bog, a nature preserve.
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses. Another scenic and peaceful place that’s great for relaxation, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is just west of the city center. The Gardens is home to more than 7,000 species of flora that include both local plants, as well as more exotic ones like Himalayan Cedars and the carnivorous Venus flytraps. In addition to visiting the gardens and glasshouses, visitors can also participate in workshops that frequently take place here. Visit the official website of the gardens to learn more and buy tickets. 

Top international routes

  • Dublin
  • Dubai
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Tenerife
  • Malaga
  • Lisbon
  • Barcelona
  • Rome

Main airlines

British Airways, Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2.com, and TUI Airways

Terminals

The two Birmingham Airport terminals, T1 and T2, are connected by the Millenium Link walkway, which houses a number of shops and eateries.

Location

Birmingham Airport is about 23 km (14 mi) southeast of Birmingham city center when traveling via the M6 motorway (fastest route). Motorways M42, M6, and A38(M) are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. Traffic is notoriously bad in and around Birmingham.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $31 per day
  • Large cars - from $40 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • Vans - from $75 per day
  • Premium cars - from $61 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $28 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located in the arrivals hall. Look out for them on the left as you exit customs.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many restaurants, cafeterias, fast food outlets, a wine bar, shops, and duty-free stores. There are also several ATMs, currency exchange services, lounges, an on-site hotel, various family services, a grocery store, a lost luggage point, pharmacy, spa, beauty salon, observation deck, multi-faith chapel, and a dry cleaners. Luggage storage, in the T1 check-in area, is open daily from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Birmingham Airport facilities are mostly accessible to travelers with reduced mobility, and special assistance is offered, but you should contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Marston Green, located at 53 Station Road, can be reached in about six minutes. There are many other gas stations in and around Birmingham.

Popular one-way rentals

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Iain Salter
This article was reviewed and updated by Iain, founder of The Road Trip Expert blog, who has been planning and enjoying incredible road trips for over a decade. The inspiration to start the blog came during an extensive road trip around Europe with two friends that spanned several months and involved over 25,000km of driving. He first developed a passion for backpacking in 2014 and has had the pleasure of exploring over 60 countries.

Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 8.5
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.4
  • Wi-Fi 6.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.3
  • Lounge 7.3

Birmingham Airport (BHX)

  • IATA: BHX
  • ICAO: EGBB
  • Name: Birmingham Airport (BHX)
  • Distance from city: 6.2 miles / 10 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Birmingham Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Birmingham Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Birmingham Airport
$21.96
January
$30.15
February
$29.14
March
$36.28
April
$44.32
May
$51.27
June
$66.77
July
$44.65
August
$42.51
September
$34.13
October
$28.96
November
$39.93
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Birmingham Airport is January — when rental costs average $21.96 per day. This is 44% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $66.77 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Birmingham Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in August the average rental period is 8 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Birmingham Airport
6
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
8
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Birmingham Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Birmingham Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Birmingham Airport in January, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Birmingham Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
146%
January
73%
February
107%
March
82%
April
59%
May
77%
June
88%
July
92%
August
126%
September
132%
October
98%
November
121%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Keddy, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $21 per day
Cheapest supplier Drivalia

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
Drivalia Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Kia Picanto 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Seat Alhambra 5 3 Vans

FAQ

Is it possible to reduce the amount of the deposit?
Yes, it is often possible the have the amount of the deposit reduced by purchasing additional coverage at the rental desk. This coverage generally costs 10GDP-30GDP per day depending on the vehicle’s category.
Is the partial amount paid online when reserving a car fully refunded if canceled within the stated deadline?
The amount or the prepayment made on our page will be fully refunded if the customer cancels at least 48 hours before the originally scheduled pickup date and time. But if the booking is modified with less than 48 hours until the pickup time, then the prepayment for the booking will become non-refundable.
Is it possible to add another driver during the rental period?
In general, this is not usually possible. The one exception is if you would like to add an additional driver to the contract but they are not able to be present when picking up the car. In this case, you can return to the rental desk at a later time during the rental period with this person. They will not be allowed to drive the car before this time and you will still be charged an additional driver fee for each day of the rental period.
Does Full Coverage cover the entire amount of the deductible for the car?
Our Full Coverage has a limit of 3,000EUR. Almost all deductibles for rental car coverage are less than this amount.
Can I travel with the car to France?
Many rental companies in Birmingham allow travel to France and other EU countries. Note that when allowed, there is an additional fee and/or the necessity of purchasing additional coverage. Also, make sure to find out whether you can take the ferry or car train in advance.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Birmingham?
You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Birmingham. Note that those under 25 will also likely be charged a young driver fee.

Our Customers' Reviews

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Ireland
Renault Captur
March 17, 2024
Racing at Cheltenham
Spain
Ford Fiesta
October 30, 2023
catching up with family & friends who kindly shared their colds with us.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
September 11, 2023
They offer a free shuttle van to and from the airport or train station, which is very helpful. The car rental place is less than a 5 minute drive from either location. Lots of great areas to explore in this part of England.
Australia
Skoda Octavia
September 1, 2023
Touring, freedom to move stay change and explore.
Spain
Ford Fiesta
August 28, 2023
We are usually just visiting family.
Ireland
Vauxhall Corsa
June 6, 2023
We stayed in Thomasland at Drayton Manor.Our son is 8 yrs old and loves Thomas The Tank Engine.We collected our hired car from Alamo and it was seamless and very smooth.Excellent service by Alamo.Whilst At Drayton Manor we ate in a lovely Italian called Portobello in Tamworth.All in all we had a fabulous break in Drayton Manor and the efficiency of Alamo helped in having such a great mini-break.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
April 15, 2023
Visiting family.
Spain
VW Polo
April 4, 2023
Again delays by Vueling airlines decimated my time in Birmingham
Ireland
Ford Focus
January 12, 2023
Visiting family
Ireland
Fiat 500
October 31, 2022
It was a fail visit and only lasted one night so nothing much to report.
France
Ford Focus
March 14, 2022
Don’t be put off by the fact the company is off airport. It’s 5 minutes away to where the cars are and the shuttle driver is very friendly !
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
August 31, 2020
close to airport but one small unit on an industrial estate
Australia
Vauxhall Astra
September 1, 2018
Birmingham is a great starting point to visit The Cotswold area in England. The Ibis Hotel at the Airport is also in excellent location.
Germany
VW Polo
July 9, 2018
Great customer service with a lot of advice and value for money. I hope this service continues for the future
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
7.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
20
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$59.71
Lowest daily price
$21.38
Total cars available
413

Top 14 Suppliers at Birmingham Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 20 reviews
+441217829030 / +441217829364
Terminal Link Building, Airport Way, Birmingham B26 3QJ, United Kingdom
$39 - $324
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 24 reviews
+4403713843423
ARRIVALS HALL, AIRPORT WAY
$35 - $108
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
SIXT
Very good 8 / 14 reviews
+442070188246
Birmingham Airport, Arrivals Hall, Birmingham B26 3QJ
$43 - $156
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Very good 8 / 5 reviews
+4403445446013
Birmingham Airport, Car Rental Car Park, Birmingham, B26 3QJ
$41 - $199
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-22:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Hertz
Very good 8 / 2 reviews
+4408433093005
Birmingham (UK) International Airport
$40 - $87
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Alamo
Good 7.8 / 45 reviews
+441217829030 / +441217829364
Terminal Link Bld, Airport Way, Birmingham B26 3RT
$43 - $319
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
+4403713843423
ARRIVALS HALL, AIRPORT WAY
$42 - $123
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
National
National
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
+4401217829030 / +441217829364
Terminal Building, Airport, Birmingham B26 3QJ
$42 - $316
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+4408433093005
Airport Way, B26 3QZ
$38 - $83
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
+4403445444602
Birmingham Airport, Car Rental Car Park, Birmingham, B26 3QJ
$41 - $217
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-22:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.4 / 92 reviews
+4401212220599
Unit 37 Elmdon Trading Estate, Marston Green, Birmingham B37 7HE
$21 - $176
Working hours
Mon:08:00-00:00
Tue:08:00-00:00
Wed:08:00-00:00
Thu:08:00-00:00
Fri:08:00-00:00
Sat:08:00-00:00
Sun:08:00-00:00
GreenMotion
Good 7.3 / 37 reviews
+441212962980
Ground International Station Station Concourse, Birmingham B37 7UQ
$25 - $89
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2 / 1 review
+443713843423
Arrivals, Hall, Airport Way, Birmingham B26 3QJ
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-23:00
Easirent
Good 7.1 / 126 reviews
+4401212220599
Unit 37 Elmdon Trading Estate
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
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