Car Rental at Birmingham International Airport

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Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, USA - Alabama
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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$54.55 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$62.28 per day
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$68.60 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$74.12 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$72.05 / per day
Luxury
Cadillac XTS or similar
Cadillac XTS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$80.53 / per day
Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$84.03 / per day
Premium
Chevrolet Suburban or similar
Chevrolet Suburban
  • 8
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$135.93 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Average car rental price
$79.01 / per day
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Birmingham International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport should not be confused with Birmingham Airport in the United Kingdom. Instead, it serves the largest city in the state of Alabama. 

Main airlines

American Airlines serves its hub of Dallas-Forth Worth from the airport, Delta its hub in Atlanta, United its hub in Houston, and Southwest- various cities.

Terminals

The airport only has one terminal, though there are three different concourses. Delta uses concourse A, American concourse B, and Southwest and United concourse C. Of course, it's a short walk between them all.

Location

BHM is located roughly 5 miles northeast of downtown Birmingham via I-20/I-59. Talladega Supermotor Speedway is about 40 miles to the east via I-20.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $76 per day
  • Medium cars - from $68 per day
  • Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $81 per day
  • Small cars - from $66 per day
  • SUVs - from $86 per day

Car rental desks

All of the rental desks are located in the Rental Car facility in the parking garage. You can pick up and drop off your car in the parking deck with no need for a shuttle or long walk.

Services and facilities

BHM has all the services and facilities one would expect of a medium-sized American airport. There are newsstands, a food court, two Starbucks shops, and two restaurants/bars.

Nearest gas station

There are multiple gas stations at both exits off of I-20 used for reaching the airport. So whether approaching the airport from the east or the west, you'll be able to easily fill up right before returning your car.
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Airport info

Rating
7.3
  • Getting to the airport 6.1
  • Departure and check-in 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.9
  • Lounge 1.9

Birmingham International Airport (BHM)

  • IATA: BHM
  • ICAO: KBHM
  • Name: Birmingham International Airport (BHM)
  • Passengers (per year): 2,653,207
  • Distance from city: 4 miles / 6.4 km NE of town

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When are car rental prices cheapest at Birmingham International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Birmingham International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Birmingham International Airport
January
February
March
$96.77
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Birmingham International Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $96.77. You can see that this is < 1% cheaper than the yearly average and < 1% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $96.77 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Birmingham International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 10 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 1 days.
Average Rental Length
5
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
5
June
5
July
4
August
1
September
10
October
4
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Birmingham International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Birmingham International Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
71%
January
64%
February
98%
March
104%
April
135%
May
126%
June
134%
July
110%
August
82%
September
102%
October
95%
November
78%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Chevrolet Equinox 4 3 SUVs
Alamo Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.66 / 10
Lowest rated company
Payless
8.34 / 10
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$79.01
Lowest daily price
$54.55
Total cars available
36

Top 8 Suppliers at Birmingham International Airport in 2023

Alamo
Excellent 8.7
8338860850
5900 MESSER AIRPORT HWY,
$69 - $136
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8338860848
5900 MEssER AIRPORT HWY
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5
2055916090
5900 Messer Airport Hwy
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:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
National
National
Excellent 8.5
+18338860849
5900 Messer Airport Hwy,
$72 - $140
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+12053223596
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+18664342226
5600 Airline Drive
$55 - $62
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
+12055928901
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3
2055917020
5900 Messer Airport Hwy
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
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