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Have a Brummy good time with Birmingham Airport car hire 

Pick up a car rental at Birmingham Airport and explore the incredible history, stunning arts, and multicultural communities that make up this great city in West Midlands. Winding canals make their way through Birmingham’s streets, and with them come excellent waterside attractions and events. With a rich musical history, numerous intriguing museums, top-notch galleries, and the famous Cadbury factory, you’ll be on the go for your whole visit to this bustling UK metropolis. Let the city lights draw you into the CBD at night, and spend your evenings wining and dining at delectable restaurants, bars and cafés. Hop in your Birmingham Airport car hire and experience a whirlwind trip in this premium destination. 

Picking up your car hire from Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is one of the largest airports in central England. The terminal has excellent tax-free shopping, delicious restaurants, cafés, and plenty of amenities. Make yourself comfortable in one of the relaxing seating areas, and enjoy access to the free WiFi. Pick up your car hire keys from the kiosks in the Arrivals Hall lounge between Costa and Wrapchic. The kiosk agent will direct you to the dedicated car park cabin located within a 5-minute walk of the terminal building next to the entrance of Car Park 4. 

If you prefer to get a Birmingham car hire from brands downtown as your pick up location, you can arrange a free shuttle going to their depots. For your convenience, just call your chosen rental car company.

No matter where you decide to pick up your car rental in Birmingham - whether at the airport or at nearby locations, GoSee has the perfect vehicle for you. Get cheap car hire deals today and begin your journey.

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Driving around in your Birmingham Airport car rental 

Keep these driving tips in mind when picking up your Birmingham Airport car hire. 

  • In the United Kingdom, please drive your rental car on the left side of the road.

  • The ten-mile journey from the airport into Birmingham will take 15 minutes in normal traffic. From Birmingham Airport, follow the signs to the A45 and turn left. Use the ramp to exit the A45 and enter the M42. Merge onto the M6 then take the A38 exit into the city.  

  • The A4400 runs through the city, connecting Birmingham with the A38 and the M6, making it easy to connect to other English cities. Note that the M6 is a toll road.  

  • The A roads and motorways around the city have a speed limit of 60 - 70 mph. The urban areas are 30 mph.  

  • Watch out for one-way streets in the city centre and take extra care when turning onto them. 

  • When driving your hire car, always use the outside lane to overtake on major motorways and dual carriageways.

  • Looking to park your car hire? Birmingham city offers a variety of parking options from on-street parking to council-run parking buildings. Spaces cost between £2 and £12 for two hours. Birmingham also has a fantastic Park and Ride system that will allow you to park your hire car outside the city and jump on a bus into the CBD. 

  • It is required that the driver and all passengers are wearing seatbelts. Children who are 12 years old or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child seat for their size.

  • Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device. 

A canal and canal boats in Birmingham.

Birmingham car rentals: Things to do

Cadbury World

Discover the tasty history of England’s second-largest chocolate brand on a self-guided exhibition tour in the village of Bournville. This popular attraction is fun for the whole family.  

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

The bullring train station in Birmingham. Head to the heart of the city centre next to Town Hall and explore this beautiful Victorian building full of captivating exhibits, paintings, and artefacts. Transport yourself to Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and immerse yourself in fascinating history.  

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Have a short drive from the airport and unwind in this gorgeous setting comprising four unique glasshouses and lush green sprawling gardens. Fifteen acres of grounds await you in the suburb of Edgbaston. 

Out and about

Make your way to the Custard Factory to enjoy a modern collection of creative businesses, hip eateries, and eclectic shops. Admire the awe-inspiring street art in Digbeth, and take a tour of the canals to learn about the rich heritage of Birmingham. If you have more time, drive another hour heading to the famous Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Top suggestions for rental cars in Birmingham

  • If you’re looking for cheap car hire at Birmingham Airport, keep in mind that many cheap car rentals have manual transmission. Make sure you filter for automatic transmission if that is what you are used to. 

  • Fancy a premium/luxury car for your trip to Birmingham? BMW and Mercedes vehicles are on offer at reasonable rates.  

  • If you are planning a United Kingdom road trip, most car rental companies allow you to pick up a rental car in Birmingham and drop it off in another city. Driving your hire car to Liverpool or Manchester are great options to discover rich cultural and sporting history. Type your chosen destination in the search function to see the availability of vehicles and the associated costs.  

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Car hire Birmingham Airport: Frequently asked questions

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Which car hire companies are fast and easy to use at Birmingham Airport? 

Collecting your hire car at Birmingham Airport? Most of the car hire companies are at the arrivals area including Alamo, Avis, Budget Car Rental Birmingham Airport, Enterprise, Europcar UK, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz, InterRent Car Rental, National and Sixt Car Hire Birmingham Airport. 

Do note that you can also rent a car in Birmingham from off-airport locations such as Easirent. You just need to avail of their shuttle service to go to their local branch.

Which documents do I need to collect my rental car at BHX? 

To collect your rental car at BHX, you will need to meet the age requirement set out by your chosen rental company, show your full and valid driver’s licence, show your passport (if from outside the EU), and present an accepted method of payment. If your driver's license is not in English, you may need to provide a suitable translation or International Driver's Permit.  

How much does it cost to hire a car in Birmingham? 

The cost for car hire in Birmingham varies according to supply, demand, and multiple other factors. For the most up-to-date information, type your desired dates into the search function on this page and compare prices across multiple brands, instantly. 

Can I hire a car in Birmingham and drop it off in another city? 

Yes, you can start your car rental trip in Birmingham and drop it off in a different location. Most major hire car companies will allow this service, meaning you can drive your hire car to Leeds, Heathrow or Stansted Airports, or Bristol in southwest England. 

Please note that this kind of one-way rental may incur an extra fee. Please check out our website and see available pick-up and drop-off locations in the country.   

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or away from the airport? 

Price comparison is the best way to determine the best rate for Birmingham rental cars. As multiple factors can impact prices, it’s best to check rates across multiple brands and locations all on one page. Remember to factor in the perks, depot location and provided service in your calculation.

How do I find the best car hire deals at Birmingham Airport?

Find the best car hire deal in Birmingham through GoSee. We work with our rental partners to bring you the best price. It allows you to compare thousands of offers and additional services to get the perfect vehicle for you. After you’ve made your search, sort the results by lowest price to see the cheapest rates.

Also, our global buying power gives us some of the lowest prices on the web. We do provide customers with all kinds of rental vehicle bargains and specials, so keep an eye out for these on the search results.

Can I extend my rental?

If you would like to extend your current hire car, please contact our customer service team or you may call your local branch directly to see if this would be granted.

Always review the terms and conditions of your rental agreement upon booking your car rentals Birmingham, which include everything you need to know ahead of your journey.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Birmingham?

Rent a car Birmingham suppliers offer a wide variety of vehicles to choose from. You can get an affordable range like Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar), Compact (Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar), SUV (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar), Intermediate (Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar), or Large (Toyota Camry Sedan or similar). You may also opt to ride premium/luxury cars (Holden SV6 or similar) and People Mover/Vans (Hyundai iMax / Kia Carnival or similar). You may also see the additional details of the vehicle when you use our handy filters. Booking your Birmingham Airport car hire is so easy with GoSee.

Can I return my hire car outside office hours?

Your Birmingham car hire can only be picked up and returned during the branch’s office hours. But if this is unavoidable, just leave your keys in our secure drop box and return your car rental at the designated car park site. If you have any special requests or additional information, you may contact your chosen rental company for assistance.

How old do I need to be to be able to drive a car rental?

To get a Birmingham Airport car hire, you need to be at least 23 years of age at the moment of collecting the vehicle and have held a valid driving licence. Some car rental companies make exceptions to the age, with an additional surcharge. Please check the terms and rental agreement for each vehicle in the listing.